Leon Hughes


Leon David Hughes was born on Sept. 4, 1946, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to Marvin Lazell and Zella Dorothy (Powell) Hughes. He died on May 4, 2024, at the Jewell County Hospital in Mankato, Kansas, at the age of 77 years and 8 months.

Leon attended school in Torring- ton, Wyoming, where he graduated from high school. He then attended Eastern Wyoming Junior College and Chadron (Nebraska) State College before he was drafted into the US Army.

Leon met his wife, Davine Schwab, while they were in high school. They were married on Aug. 24, 1967, in Torrington, Wyoming. That same week Leon turned 21 y...

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