Marjorie Eileen 'Marj' Hughes


Posted: Friday, November 26, 2004

Juneau resident Marjorie Eileen Hughes, 83, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau.

She was born in Grand Forks, N.D., on Sept. 9, 1921, to Martin and Clara Wentworth. She earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Pacific Lutheran College in Tacoma, Wash., and a master's degree in music education from the University of Minnesota. She taught music in Seattle and Tacoma public schools. She continued her career in music education as an organist and choir director in Puyallup, Wash.; Savannah, Ga.; and Fairfax, Va.

She led the choir and was the organist at Episcopal churches in Japan and Germany, where her husband, Donald, was in the United States Foreign Service. In 1984, Marjorie moved to Logansport, Ind., where she was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and served as church secretary and associate organist.

In 1999, she relocated to Juneau with her daughter and son-in-law, Andrea and Craig Foldenauer. She quickly made Juneau her home by involving herself in church activities and local bridge groups. She was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Juneau and her family says, "she will be missed by her many friends."

She was proceeded in death by her husband of thirty years, Donald Hughes; and daughters, Margaret Angela Hughes and Andrea Jan Foldenauer.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Katherine Hughes of Houston, Texas; son-in-law, Craig Foldenauer of Juneau; grandchildren, Eric Foldenauer of Ann Arbor, Mich., Tony (Natalie) Foldenauer of Bloomington, Ind., Jeffrey Foldenauer of Muncie, Ind., Daniel, Korey and Nicholas Hughes, all of Houston, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Nathan and Emma Foldenauer.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2004, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Juneau and burial will follow in Puyallup, Wash.

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