Patricia Ann Hughes, known to her friends and relatives as Pat, passed away peacefully on September 19, 2016 in Elk Grove. She was 71 years old. Pat was born in July 9, 1945, in La Jolla, the daughter of Ellsworth and Donna Goodman. She attended Rich Mar Elementary and Escondido High School, both located in Southern California. In 1970, Pat married Franklyn Hughes in San Diego and they moved to the Sacramento Valley shortly thereafter. Pat served the Sacramento community for over 30 years, working in the kitchen at both Sutter Hospitals and Shriners Children's Hospital of Sacramento. In 1973, she also worked as assistant teacher in the Elk Grove School District at David Reese Elementary. Prior to living in Sacramento, Pat served as an electronics engineer in Southern California. Her work history includes time at Duluth Electronics and General Dynamics from 1967-1973. She is survived by her three children, Ricky, Ralph and Frankie; sister Barbara Lamb of Hesperia and brother John Goodman of San Diego. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Franklyn Hughes and brother James "Jim" Goodman. Pat requested a private memorial service. The family wishes to thank all of those who cared for her during her battle with COPD. Please contact the family for more information regarding services.
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