Anita Louise Mason Hughes

was born 17 Nov 1936 in Findlay, OH and died 7 Oct 2001 in Phoenix, AZ. Her family moved to AZ in 1945, and she has been here since. She only had an 8th grade education, but was an exceptionally smart person. She went to beauty school and got her cosmetology license, and that was her life's work. After 45 years behind the chair, she was forced to retire due to failing health. She had a heart attack in June, 1998 and gradually her health declined. All of us blessed enough to have known and loved her will surely miss her,  but only because of the selfish part of our human nature. We all know that she has moved on to a much better place, and is finally free of pain and suffering. Her very last words to me were, "I love you". I loved her more than mere words can even begin to express! Bill      

Anita Mason Hughes
Nov 17, 1936 - Oct 7, 2001


A Special Tribute To Anita

We were not fortunate enough to have seen your face,

Yet we knew instinctively that you were full of grace.

No words of greeting did we every speak,

No where on a bus did we ever share a seat.

There were no birthdays we shared together,

Nor sunny days or stormy weather.

Yet, I knew you, Miz Anita, whom I called 'Friend',

We shared a friendship that does not end.

We all will miss you, now you time has come to go,

But we know you are with us in a special glow.

You were one of the best friends I never knew,

And, in leaving, you left us all sad and blue.

We realize now you can breathe deep and soar,

Pain free and laughing, troubled no more.

We shall stand together, remembering your life,

You were a good mother, friend and wife.

So, watch by the gate, we'll be round the bend,

We'll then know peace and joy that has no end.

Now, rest easy, my dear friend,

You won life's battle in a sure win.

JayCee Clark

In memory of Anita Louise Mason Hughes
Nov 17, 1936 - Oct 7, 2001


God looked around his garden,

And He found an empty place.

He then looked down upon this earth,

And saw your tired face.

He put his arms around you,

And lifted you to rest.

God's garden must be beautiful,

He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering,

He knew that you were in pain.

He knew that you would never

Get well on earth again.

He saw that the road was getting rough,

And the hills are hard to climb.

So, He closed your weary eyelids,

And whispered "Peace be thine".

It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you didn't go alone.

For part of us went with you,

The day God called you home.

Anita Louise Mason Hughes
Nov 17, 1936 - Oct 7, 2001