Cleda Ione Hughes, 90, of Rolling Hills, Wyoming passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
Cleda was born to Paul and Helen Merriman in Galveston, Texas on February 18, 1932. Her father died at Ft. Fitzsimmons, Colorado in 1933. Helen and Cleda moved to the La Junta, Colorado. Cleda graduated from Colorado Springs High School in 1950. Cleda attended Colorado A&M (now Colorado State University), where she earned a degree in Home Economics. Following graduation Cleda she went to work for Braniff Airlines, now Braniff International, as a reservation agent in Denver.
Cleda married Harold Lawrence Hughes on April 23, 1958 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. That same year they welcomed son, Harold Lawrence "Larry" Hughes, II. Harold came as a package deal with 3 daughters, Leslie, Meredith, and Shelly; Cleda loved the girls as her own. The family moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1977. Cleda was employed by the federal government, where she retired. After retirement, she worked for the State of Wyoming for several years.
Cleda was active in the Rebeccas, the women's branch of the International Order of Odd Fellows, and a member of the Casper Home Economists Club. Cleda was a fantastic cook, enjoyed sewing, and loved to knit.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Harold, in 1996; and grandson, Benjamin Moreno.
Cleda is survived by her 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Cleda wanted to live to 120 years of age in order to terrorize four generations of great, great- grandkids. She lasted at least to three generations.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice in Cleda Hughes' honor.
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