Christmas 2004
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The Hughes family gathered in Le Mars, Iowa, for Christmas, using the motel meeting room as our "living room." 

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In a world so broken by conflict, we pray for peace, and give thanks for the only blessing that penetrates and endures - the love of family. Merry Christmas.


About a week later we celebrated the life of our beloved John Patrick Hughes, who passed away on Sunday, December 26, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. Funeral mass was celebrated in St. James Catholic Church, in Le Mars, Iowa. Also shown below is John's mother, Marie, together with Marie's sister, Rose Tiedje.

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