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1931 Margaret 2020

Margaret Hughes

July 15, 1931 — November 20, 2020


Margaret Koliba Hughes died at the age of 89 on November 20, 2020 at her home in Odem, Tx surrounded by her family. She was born in Hochheim, Texas, July 15, 1931 to James and Emma Koliba.

Margaret is preceded in death by her spouse Wilburn L. Hughes, her parents, her brothers Bernard Koliba, Erwin Koliba, Johnny Koliba, and her granddaughter Amber Hunnicutt.

Margaret retired from Valero in October 1992 and she spent her years of retirement traveling the world with her husband. She enjoyed taking photographs of everything and everyone. Her one true passion was her garden. You could find her out in the flowerbeds covered in dirt any day of the week. She loved to grow vegetables and made the best homemade pickles you would ever taste.

Left behind to cherish her memories are her daughters Karol Keys Dutton of Humble, TX, Elizabeth Keys Smith of Odem, TX, and her son Roger Alan Keys and spouse Carol of Odem, TX. Along with her children she is survived by her grandchildren, Paul Hunnicutt, Melissa Holden and spouse David, James Dutton and spouse Mary, Bryan Keys, Amanda Plumlee and spouse Justin. She has numerous great grandchildren; Amber, Brittani, Christian, Anthony, Torin, Bristol, and Riley. She was blessed to see her great great grandchildren Matthias and Artymis be born. She is also survived by her sisters Mary Ruth Calcote of Seguin, TX and Donna Mae Falksen and spouse Ronnie of Port Lavaca, TX, her brothers Milton “Butch” Koliba and spouse Darlette of Port Lavaca, TX, Melvin “Buddy” Koliba of Port Lavaca, TX. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, 12497 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX. Graveside burial immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery, Odem, TX.

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Friday, November 27, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, November 27, 2020

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Evergreen Cemetery, Odem


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