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.