Otilia Lucia Hughes Age: 93
Of: Dickson, Tennessee Died: Monday February 27, 2023, at NHC of Dickson.
Otilia (everyone called her Pila) Hughes was born in Torreon, Mexico and was one of eight children. She met her husband, Lawrence Hughes, at a dance when she was seventeen years old. Lawrence was in the Marines at that time and was on leave just after World War II- when he and a friend went driving into Mexico. As they drove through Torreon, a small city 400 miles south of Texas, they saw a festival with a band and dancing and decided to stop. He asked Pila to dance, and she agreed. As they entered the dance floor a photographer took their picture. Although he was only there at the dance, they exchanged addresses and wrote to each other for several years during which Lawrence learned Spanish and Pila learned English. Finally, Lawrence drove back into Mexico to marry her and brought her back into the United States with him. They had three children, Tony, Mark, and Marta- and went on to be very happily married for nearly sixty years.
No Service are planned at this time.
Mark Hughes of Dickson, TN
Tony Hughes of Orlando, FL
Filberto Salcedo of Mexico
Marharet C Rivas of Los Angeles, CA
7 Great Grandchildren
Preceded in death by:
Parents: Damaso, & Mariana Saldana Salcedo
Husband: Lawrence B. Hughes
Daughter: Marta Hughes
Great Granddaughter: Michelle Hughes