Penny Lee Hughes, 61, was granted her wings on April 1. Born in Grand Junction, Colo., on Jan. 7, 1959 to Norman Lee Hughes and Beverly Jane Hughes. Penny lived in Grand Junction, Meeker and most of her life in Gunnison, carrying on a fourth generation of Colorado born natives. While in Gunnison she attended Gunnison High School, where she graduated in 1978. While in high school she was an active member of FHA and attended state conventions while holding office of treasure. She was active in 4-H knitting clubs but enjoyed her 4-H beef production years exhibiting her hand raised steers and bringing home many blue ribbons and awards like the Rudl Mergleman award. She participated in the 4-H exchange programs where she went to New York and visited the Statue of Liberty. After high school she attended Mesa State (now Mesa University) in Grand Junction. She volunteered at the Gunnison County Museum for the summers and enjoyed doing so. Penny will join her father, Norman Lee Hughes, and brother, Keven Ed Hughes, who preceded her in death. She is survived by mother Beverly Jane Hughes, brother Dan Warwick Hughes, sister Lezly Jane Hughes-Hoffman (Richard Hoffman), nephew Zacariah Lee Hoffman (Noel Hoffman) and great-nephew Ryan Th omas Hoff man. Penny, a beautiful daughter, loving sister, fantastic aunt — you will be greatly missed but prayed for daily that you are smiling down on us as you spread your wings and fly. We love you.