Roxan “Rocky” Kim Hughes
Rocky was born in Glenwood Springs to Lael and Charlotte Hughes. She was raised in the Roaring Fork Valley and lived there her whole life. Words cannot express the void that was left behind. A beloved daughter, sister, aunt, and friend has been lost. She was the strength of life, the rock of the family, yet the gentle loving heartbeat.
Rocky graduated from Carbondale and worked at the CO-OP and Duccies Pizza before she began her lifelong dedicated employment/ownership at Hughes Excavating. She started out flagging and doing books and quickly became invaluable to the company. She had what it took to keep the crew in line!
Although Rocky never married or had any children of her own, her niece and nephews remember her unconditional love and guidance that comes only from a mother. Her friends remember her as a friend who was there through smiles and tears, through the calm and the storm, and of course the thick and the thin. She always had enough love to go around, that love spread to numerous friends and a gaggle of animals. Rocky loved animals from dogs to cats to fish to peacocks.
Rocky leaves behind parents, Charlotte Hughes of Carbondale and Lael (Eddie) Hughes of Owenton KY; siblings, Dan (Marian) Hughes of Carbondale, Randy Hughes of De Beque; half brother Jamie Hughes of Carbondale; step sisters, Dayna Hughes of Kentucky and Rhonda Bowles of Silt. She went to be with her loving stepdad, Clement Hughes of Carbondale and sister Sherry Harris of Silt.
~ There will never be another with a heart so full of love ~
Anyone who knew Rocky is encouraged to join us in celebrating her life on March 12th at The American Legion of Carbondale from 11am – 4pm.
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