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Ardoth Hughes Obituary

Ardoth Terrill Hughes
Ardoth Terrill Hughes

April 21, 1928 - August 2, 2017
Born in Salinas, CA
Resided in Salinas, CA
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Ardoth Terrill Hughes, age 89, passed away in Salinas, Wednesday, August 2, 2017. She was born April 21, 1928, in Salinas, CA.

Ardoth was an accomplished oil paint Artist on the Monterey Peninsula for over 40 years. She graduated from Salinas Union High School in 1946 and attended Hartnell College. After her formal education in Salinas, Ardoth moved to San Francisco to combine business and art studies at Rudolph Schaeffer's famous School of Color and Interior Design and Richard Stephen's Academy of Advertising Art. She worked for ten years in window display and fashion coordination at H. Liebes & Co. and Ransohoff's Department Stores.

After returning to the Monterey Peninsula, Ardoth resumed her studies at the Carmel Art Institute, Diablo Art Center and Hartnell College. Ardoth became an Artist Member of the prestigious Carmel Art Association in 1962 and she was also a member of the Society of Western Arts.
Ardoth enjoyed spending long vacations in Hawaii and her cabins in Cachagua and Arroyo Seco.

Ardoth married John G. Hughes, a local Insurance Agent, in Salinas in 1960. John preceded her in death in 1981. She was also preceded in death by her father, William J.B. Terrill, mother, Grace Pesante Terrill, her sister, Gloria Struve, nephews Bill Struve, Patrick Hughes, and Tim Hughes.

Survivors include Niece, Janet (Jim) Pampuro, Lori (Jeff) Ilse, nephews, Robert (Becky) Struve, Bob (Hillary) Hughes,John Lofgren, Kurt (Melinda) Lofgren and numerous great nieces and nephews

A Memorial Service will be held 3:00p.m. Friday, August 25, 2017 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.




Memorial Service
Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901
Friday, August 25, 2017
3:00 PM