By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun
October 20, 2011
Lois L. Hughes, a retired department store sales associate and longtime Randallstown resident, died Monday of cancer at Dove House Hospice in Westminster. She was 84.
Lois Louise Rutter was born in Halifax, Pa., and graduated in 1945 from a high school in Presque Isle, Maine, where her stepfather was stationed as a United Airlines mechanic.
In 1946, she married Richard Kenneth Hughes and moved with her husband to Coronado Road in Halethorpe after he took a job as a maintenance worker for Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. in Halethorpe.
Mr. Hughes died in 1993.
Mrs. Hughes worked as a cashier for the Rockdale Pharmacy for 12 years before become a sales associate in the early 1960s in women's fashion at the old Hecht Co. department store. She was working at the Security Square Mall store at the time of her retirement in the mid-1980s.
Mrs. Hughes enjoyed dancing and listening to music. She also liked caring for her home, reading and vacationing in Ocean City.
"Every day she enjoyed a glass or two of pink Catawba wine," said a granddaughter, Melissa Coopersmith of New Windsor.
Services will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Burrier-Queen Funeral Home, 1212 W. Liberty Road, in Winfield.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard L. Hughes of Westminster and Steven G. Hughes of Baltimore; and three other grandchildren.
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