Leona Wyatt

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Leona Ruth Hughes Wyatt, at 81 years old, left this Earth to be with her Lord and Savior on January 8th, 2018 at 5:25pm in her home in Lubbock, TX.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers of Lubbock, TX, with Pastor Ron Finley officiating.

She will be laid to rest with her parents, Leon Spurgeon Hughes and Mabel Ernest Hughes, at 4 p.m. on Saturday January 13, 2018, just outside of Austin, TX, at Cook-Walden Capital Parks Cemetery.

Leona was born in Albuquerque, NM, to Leon and Mabel Hughes on September 28th, 1936. She graduated high school in Albuquerque and went on to study at the University of Texas. She later moved to Lubbock where she worked at Texas Tech University as a legal secretary for the School of Law for over twenty years. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother of three, and great-grandmother of six. She had a passion for traveling, Southwestern art, classical music, and a great love for dogs. She gave generously to the Native American Children’s Fund, and leapt at any chance to attend the hot air Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, NM.

Leona is preceded in death by her mother and father, Leon and Mabel Hughes. She is survived by brother, Wallace Hughes; daughter, Debra Wyatt; grandchildren Brandon Wyatt and wife, Misty, Tammie Burfield, and Michael Burfield; and great-grandchildren Faith, Aubrie, Aiden, Kailen, Charlotte, and Everleigh.


4 thoughts on “Leona Wyatt”

  1. Bruce & Frances Webster


    Know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Bruce & Frances

  2. I worked with Leona at Texas Tech School of Law. She was such a nice lady and I so enjoyed working with her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of her family.
    Donna Williams

  3. We are so sorry to hear of Leona’s passing. I am one of the Hughes cousins. The last time I saw Leona, she had come to Albuquerque with Debbie, and they brought lots of porcelain pieces painted by Aunt Mabel to share with the rest of the family. We were touched by their generosity. Wallace has kept us informed of her progression which is appreciated. We know the Texas family loved her dearly, and we’re thankful you were with her these last difficult months. God bless you all. Doris and David Smith

  4. Dear Wallace, Debbie, and Leona’s grandkids and families,
    We were so sorry to hear of Leona’s passing. John saw a lot of her with Leon, Mabel and Wallace, as he was growing up and Leona was always very patient and kind with her younger cousins, for instance with me constantly playing Chopsticks on the nearest piano. We kept up with her and family thru Wallace over the years, hearing how she loved her work and her family. We hope you are all remembering your times with her with fondness, and we are remembering all of you as you miss her along with the Hughes clan.
    With our prayers,
    John and Judy Hughes

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