Buddy Hughes
Buddy Hughes

Obituary of Buddy Brian Hughes

Buddy Brian Hughes passed away of natural causes on April 6, 2024, in Olympia, Washington.
He was born July 2, 1937, to James Hughes and Elsie Louise (Teitzel) Hughes in Mineral,
Washington. As a young man, Buddy resided in Washington, Oregon, and California. He lived in Rouses Point, New York (1985-1991) and Centralia, Washington (1991-2022) before moving to Olympia 18 months ago.


Buddy graduated from Centralia High School in 1956. He was married to his first wife, Janice
(Adams) Hughes, for 15 years, and then married Nellie (Chance) Jordan in 1976. They were married until her passing in  2006.

Buddy was funny, charming, and easy to love. He collected HO-scale trucks, stamps, and
baseball cards. He loved to play cribbage and the dice game, Farkle. He also loved country
music. Buddy was a member of the Centralia Eagles for many years and served as president for a

He is survived by his sons, Curtis Hughes, and Matthew Hughes; daughters, Cindy (Hughes)
Pedersen, Kimberly (Hughes) Sanchez, and Debbie (Jordan) Adair; 16 grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wives; sons, Brian Hughes, and Edward Jordan;
and grandson, Cody Hughes-Miranda.

A Celebration of Life will be held May 4, 2024, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at 10131 Coachman
Lane SE, Olympia, WA 98501.

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