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Baker City, Oregon
Canler “Ken” Hughes, 63, Baker City, Ore., died Feb. 1, 2007, at Meadow Brook Place, Baker City, after a short battle with lung cancer. A graveside service was held Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. Pastor Monte Loyd of the Assembly of God Harvest Church officiated.
Ken was born April 18, 1943, to Columbus and Mary Hughes, of Helena, Ark., where he spent his childhood hunting and fishing the Mississippi. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1963 and proudly served his country for 12 years, including 3 tours in Vietnam. During his military travels he married Linda Ann Warren of Castle Rock, Wash., in Dec. 1964. The couple had two sons, Thomas Edward and Robert Allen.
After his military career, they moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he worked as an auto mechanic with his two brothers, Herman and Junior. After 4 years in San Antonio, they moved to Baker City in 1978 to prospect gold with his father-in-law, Everett Warren. While in Baker City Ken worked as an auto mechanic at Poe Motors and later with Hunt Ranches of Keating.
He and Linda parted ways and he moved back to San Antonio, Texas, where he was a hunting guide for Texas Trophy Hunters Association, hunting white tail and hogs. During the off season he worked for an agricultural chemical company. Several years later he found his way back to Baker City to be closer to his two sons. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and working on cars.
Survivors include, Bob and Jackie Hughes, Tom and Kim Hughes; five grandchildren, Logan, Amber, Brandon, Ashley and Rebekka, all of Baker City; brothers, Raymond and Junior Hughes; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Herman; sisters, Irene, and Addie Marie.
Used with permission from: The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, February, 2007
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor