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Death: Marcelle Hughes

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Marcelle Sterling Hughes, 77, passed away on March 5,1997 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center of pancreatic cancer.

She was born Nov. 13, 1919 in Spanish Fork, Utah, to John W. and Jenny G. Sterling. She married Phil Hughes on Mar. 15, 1941 in San Antonio, TX. The marriage was later solemnized in the Provo LDS Temple. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, always putting all others ahead of her wants and desires.When she was in her mid-forties she decided to continue her education and pursued a degree in elementary education at the University of Nevada, Reno completing her studies in 1968. Upon completing her education she taught first and second grade for twelve years in the Nevada school system. Because of the compassion and love she had for young children, as well as her teaching ability she was considered one of the outstanding teachers at that level. She was an avid seamstress, always doing needle work or collecting material to use in braided rugs. She was an active member of the LDS church. Her favorite calling was serving as a teacher in the Primary.

During the early part of her married life she was able to accompany her husband on all of his military assignments, having the opportunity to live in many locations of the United States as well as overseas in the Orient, Europe and the Middle East. She accepted each new challenge with enthusiasm and optimism never fearing the unknown or whatever adversity she might encounter.

She is survived by her loving husband Phil, of Orem, Utah; their son, Michael, his wife, Lisa and four lovely adored grandchildren: Kimberley, Gregory, Jeffrey, and Wendy, all living in Oakley, California; one sister, Ruth Bowen of Orem, Utah; and one brother, William (Bill) Sterling of Walnut Creek, California. She had two brothers Len and Ross who preceded her in death.

Friends may call at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, Orem, Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Grave side services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Spanish Fork Cemetery.

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