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    Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    Had a rather disturbing rumor come up here... Does anybody know Jim Hughes?
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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    Is that the Jim Hughes of First Solar?
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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    The rumor is true. Jim Hughes of Mesa, Arizona. Long time member of DCTRA passed away in his sleep the other night. We are presently awaiting information on services.
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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    That sucks. He was from this area and he and I would have long talks from time to time. I really could truly call him a friend. When the arrangements are settled please let me know. Everybody here knew him and cared for him so we're pretty torn up here.
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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    When I know more I'll report. We have a club meeting tomorrow night.
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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    Quote Originally Posted by JodyFKerr View Post
    The rumor is true. Jim Hughes of Mesa, Arizona. Long time member of DCTRA passed away in his sleep the other night. We are presently awaiting information on services.

    Jody,

    How about a little more information? And what is "DCTRA"?

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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    I still have very little info. I basically passed on what I know.

    DCTRA is the Phoenix area Triumph owner's club. Great group to be part of.
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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    Ok, finally got some official information regarding Jim.

    https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/az...yzaEM.facebook

    Hughes, James E.
    72, of Mesa, AZ passed away on Feb. 10, 2013. Born in Evanston, IL and grew up in Ellwood City, PA. He had a 21-year career in the Army in Psychological Operations, Radio and TV, with five tours in Korea and Vietnam. Later he attended ASU Law School, but began teaching broadcasting at Phoenix College instead. He was heavily involved in the Masonic fraternity, as a Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery (2005), Past Most Illustrious Grand Master, Cryptic Masons (AZ 2008), and Associate Bethel Guardian to Bethel #13, Job's Daughters (2010-2012). In his spare time he researched, built, and drove 1960s TR3s. He is survived by his wife Suejane Hughes, three daughters, and 4 grandchildren: Lisa Pearman with children Race and Sydney; Krissy Elwood (Stan) with son Nolan; and Kim Carter with daughter Brianna; as well as sister Marilyn West (Bill) and brother Billy Hughes. A memorial service will be held Friday, Feb. 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the Apache Wells Community Church in Mesa, refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Jim's name to the Cryptic Masons Medical Research Foundation (CMMRF) at PO Box 1489, Nashville, IN 47448-1489 or the Apache Wells Community Church Memorial Fund.
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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    Thank you, Jody
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    Re: Question about a gentleman in Mesa

    Grew up in Ellwood... wow.

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