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Raymond Leroy Hughes, 56, of Baker City, died May 2, 2008, at his home.
There will be no service.
Raymond was born on June 20, 1951, at Baker City to Archie Ralph Hughes and Julia Antonia Driver Hughes. He was raised and educated at Baker City. At 17, Raymond joined the Army and served six years overseas in Vietnam and Germany.
After his discharge from the military, Raymond returned to Baker City, married and moved to Tennessee. He and his wife had two children.
The marriage ended a few years later and Raymond met a friend, Kim, who taught him how to be a chef. Soon, other family members and friends joined the two friends and the group traveled throughout Tennessee, Kentucky and Florida working as chefs at various restaurants.
Raymond returned to Baker City years later where he worked building fence until a few years ago when failing health made it impossible for him to continue working.
He enjoyed fishing, especially at his favorite spot along the Snake River. He also was on the shuffleboard league in Baker City.
Survivors include his two children, Jeffrey and Jamie Hughes; a brother, Anthony “Toby” Hughes; and six nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Laura Chestnut.
Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 6, 2008
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor