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Max D. Hughes (1928-2013) Obituary

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Max D. Hughes (1928-2013) Obituary

Posted: 1384378898000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Hughes, Strebel, Jones
Caribou County Sun, Thurs. 26 Sept 2013

Max D. Hughes, 85, of Nampa, ID and formerly of Soda Springs, ID, died Wednesday, Sept 18, 2013 at his home. Max was born September 5, 1928 at Evanston, Wyoming the son of Cyrus and Mabel Strebel Hughes. He was raised in Ogden, Utah and Wendover, Nevada. At the age of 14, Max operated a riding academy and also worked in the casinos in Wendover. On March 3, 1948 he married Dova Jones in Elko, Nevada. In 1952 they moved to Soda Springs where he went to work for Monsanto. He worked there for 33 years retiring in 1985 as the plant Safety Manager. Also during this time, Max and Dova developed Hughes Trailer Villiage in Soda Springs. After Max retired he and Dova travelled quite extensively through the United States and Europe. In 2002 they moved to Gold Crest in Nampa where Max has since resided.
Max was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed golf and playing poker with his friends. He became a great “Bronco Fan” over the past 10 years.
Max is survived by his wife; Dova of Nampa, three children; Linda (Kurt) DeHart of Nmpa, Ron (Debbie) Hughes of Spokane and Debbie (Bob) Cameron of Kellogg, Idaho. 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Two sisters; Sandy Kimbrell and Jackie Hill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 grandson; Tim Peterson 3 brothers and 1 sister.
A Celebration of Life will be held for Max at Gold Crest in Nampa on October 12, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. umtil 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church in Soda Springs, Idaho To share a memory of Max or to offer condolences to Max’s family please visit

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