Vane Hugo, Jr. of San Antonio passed away on Friday February 28th one week short of his 89th birthday. He was born on March 7th 1925 to Vane Hugo and Ora Kinsel Hugo. He was their only child. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Marjorie Adams Hugo, his two sons and daughters-in -law, Vane III & Sandra J. Hugo and Ernest Jay & Lisa T. Hugo, His four grandchildren, Vanessa Hugo Stock, Julie Lynn Hugo, Kristin Michelle Hugo, and Erik Jay Hugo, and one great granddaughter, Elyse Adele Stock.
He volunteered at age 17 to serve his country as a B-26 pilot, during WW II. He went on to serve for 38 years, through both Korea and Vietnam, retiring as a Colonel in 1981. He continued to serve his community after returning to San Antonio, through senior leadership positions at Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, the Methodist Hospital Trustees, Methodist Ministries, and the Methodist Conference. His services helped design the formation of Methodist Healthcare System and Methodist Healthcare Ministries. He continued to serve through December of 2013.
He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High in 1943 and from Trinity University in 1950.
The family wishes to thank all of those who have worked with and loved Vane and request that in lieu of flowers a donation be made to the Laurel Heights General Fund or American Cancer Society
A memorial service will be held at the Laurel Heights United Methodist Church at noon on Friday March 7th.
Published by San Antonio Express-News on Mar. 2, 2014.