Michael Wade Hughes

February 5, 1950 ~ January 27, 2020

A resident of Paonia, Mike was born in Porterville, CA and raised in Pahrump, NV. Mike worked in construction and was an exceptional heavy equipment operator, he worked in mining including West Elk Mine on the surface. Mike and his wife Nancy owned and operated the Electric Mountain Lodge from 2002-2009.

He was active in community events including the Lion's Club, a member of the Board of Directors for the North Fork Ambulance Association. He was well known in the North Fork Valley for helping people. He is survived by his wife Nancy. Four sisters: DeAnna (Darryll) Brown  of Crawford, Sharon Hixenbaugh of Crawford, Oveta (Ron) Drimoz of Cedaredge, Pam Gausch of Silt; three brothers – Larry Hughes of Crawford, Leonard Hughes of Las, Vegas, NV and Raymond of Mexico, one daughter Gloria Pearsall of Great Falls, MT, one step daughter, Candace Watkins of the home, two step sons; Brandon Watkins and Anthony Watkins of Vernal, UT; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews – a large and close loving family – he will be forever loved and missed.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.