Mary Harriet Hughes
Mary Harriet Hughes
  • March 26, 1925 - November 3, 2017
  • La Porte, Texas

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Mary Harriet Douglass Hughes, 92, of La Porte, Texas, died November 3, 2017. Mary Harriet, daughter of Homer Russell and Venita Armstrong was born on March 26, 1925 in Salem, Oregon. She was wife of Paul B. Douglass, and later to Merrell Hughes. She passed away at Regency Village of natural causes. She is survived by her sister, Esther Wagner, daughters, JoAnne Leppo and Esther Fields, and sons, David Douglass & Daniel Douglass. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Harriet enjoyed a full life with raising her family, teaching piano, working as an eligibility welfare worker, then 20 years in Brazil as a missionary. She retired in 1996 and came to reside with her daughter, JoAnne for 9 years. She was then married to Merrell Hughes for 8 years. The last 5 years of her life was in a wonderful nursing home in Webster, Texas. She will be laid to rest at Grand View Memorial Park in Pasadena, Texas where her husband and great-granddaughter, Lisa, are buried.

Enjoying family, telling people about Jesus and playing the piano were her greatest joys in life. She will be missed by all.