Jeane L. Hughes, age 87 passed away on May 2, 2019 at Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital.
Jeane Hughes was born on April 27, 1932 to Gertrude (Vegge) Figmaka and Stephan Figmaka. She grew up on the Figmaka farm south of Glasgow. She graduated from Glasgow High School in 1950.
She married Donald “Bud” Hughes on October 6, 1951 in Glasgow, Montana. Their first child Barbara was born in 1953 and in 1955 their son Mitch was born.
Jeane began her paralegal career working for Thomas Dignan. She also worked for Larry Miyasato and County Attorney Gordon White, until Gordon retired at which time she went to work at the Clerk of Court’s Office, where she worked until retirement.
Jeane loved spring and couldn’t wait to get outside and get her hands in the dirt. She had a green thumb and had many beautiful flowers in the front yard and at the farm. As summer turned to fall, she put her gardening tools away and set up her sewing machine. She loved to quilt. She really enjoyed making baby quilts for her grand children and great grandchildren. I think they all have several of her quilts.
Jeane was the official pie maker of the family. It didn’t matter what holiday it was, she always made the pies. Her apple pie was the best we ever had and was always requested by many who had tried it.
Jeane was a strong believer in education and she was particularly proud of all her grandchildren as they all received college degrees.
Jeane was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and her sister Shirley Lacy.
Jeane is survived by her daughter Barbara Gallagher of Glasgow, son Mitch (Mary) Hughes of Glasgow; her four grandchildren, Steven (Janell) Wieder of Billings, Tammy (Jordan) Lanning of Boise, Karissa (Dominick) Keenan of Salt Lake City, and Dylan (Jami Johnson) Hughes of Glasgow. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Gabe and Liam Wieder and Dani Jo Lanning, as well as a brother Dennis (Sally) Figmaka.