NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —
Joan Hughes the daughter of Marinus and Jeanette Sille Aalbers was born in Otley, Iowa on January 4, 1938 and passed away in North Little Rock, Arkansas on August 2, 2013 at the age of 75 years.
She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening, quilting and crafts. She loved spending time tending her flowers. She married William Ray Hughes on August 2, 1956 and they had been married for 57 years. She treasured time spent with her family and especially her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Marinus and Jeanette Aalbers and a brother Marinus Aalbers. She is survived by her husband William Ray Hughes of Edgemont, two sons Timothy Hughes of Gilbert, Arizona and Michael Hughes and wife Maureen of Tempe, Arizona, daughter Kelly Wotherspoon and husband Steve of Salinas, California, sister Junella Cadwell and husband Jim of Oskaloosa, Iowa, 4 grandchildren Timothy Hughes and wife Rachael, Shauna Hughes, Joshua Wotherspoon and William Wotherspoon besides other relatives and many friends.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday August 7, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the Greers Ferry First Presbyterian Church in Greers Ferry, Arkansas. The family request memorials to the Greers Ferry Ambulance Fund or the Greers Ferry First Presbyterian Church.