William ‘Bill’ Hughes

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William ‘Bill’ Hughes of Greeley, Colorado peacefully left this world surrounded by family on Jan. 20, 2021.
Bill was born to Herbert and Helen (Paul) Hughes in Imperial on Sept. 11, 1941. He attended Chase County High School in Imperial, received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Denver, Colorado.  Bill was also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Colorado and Nebraska.
Bill is survived by his devoted wife of 55 years, Patty; his children and their spouses, Christopher and Stephanie Hughes, Dean and Jennifer Hughes, Tricia Hughes and Shane Oshetski, and April and Mike Kinninger; eight grandchildren: Nick, Tristan, Jack, Zach, Brandon, Owen, Jake and AJ; his sisters Marilyn Luther, Linda Miller; and brother Larry Hughes. He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Helen Hughes.
Bill had a successful career spanning 31 years with Monfort of Colorado/Mapelli Brothers/Conagra, with his last role as Senior Vice President.  He enjoyed diverse roles and responsibilities that helped Monfort grow into one of the largest meat packing companies in the United States, and Greeley’s largest employer.  After retiring from the meat packing industry, Bill became the Board Executive for North Colorado Medical Center Inc. for 13 years, Bill continued to use his business and finance accumen to help grow and modernize Greeley’s local hospital, NCMC.  Bill also made significant volunteer contributions through Leadership Greeley, the Greeley Citizen Budget Advisory Committee and the Weld County Retirement Board.  
Like both his parents, Bill always valued education and was very proud of his children’s pursuit of the best education available to achieve their personal goals.
Private family services will be held at a later date.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to “A Woman’s Place” in Greeley, in Bill’s memory in care of Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, Colorado 80634.  Bill felt their work was incredibly valuable to the women of the community.  
Friends may leave condolences at AdamsonCares.com.


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