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1917 Anna 2022

Anna Belle Hughes

December 5, 1917 — December 17, 2022

Anna Belle Chauveaux Hughes, the last surviving child of Antoine and Celine Chauveaux passed to glory on December 17, 2022.

Visitation will be from 6-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 S. Georgia St. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at Trinity Baptist Church Chapel, 1601 W. I40. Interment will follow at 12:00 p.m. in the Claude Cemetery.

Anna Belle was born December 5, 1917 at the family farm in Claude, TX. She was sixth of nine children. Her grandparents, Francoise and Elisabeth Chauveaux were pioneer settlers in the county, having arrived there in 1888, living for a time in a dugout. Anna Belle attended and graduated from school in Claude, having begun her first grade studies by arriving in a horse-drawn wagon driven by her older brother, Roy. During her high school years, she and several of her siblings provided entertainment at parties and dances by way of their musical accomplishments. These were the years of the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, as well as most everything else was “home grown.”

Following her graduation from high school, she worked for a while in the Armstrong County Library. She married Weeks Hughes, a schoolmate, on September 9, 1936. To their union were born two daughters, Sandra Jean (Hughes) Rohrbacher and Nancy Ann (Hughes) Peters. Then came Pearl Harbor and World War II, and Weeks volunteered into the Army Air Corps. Anna Belle remained in Claude and with the support of her siblings, took care of the girls until his return at the end of the conflict. She was a gardener and always had a variety of vegetables from which to choose. Nothing went to waste. It was cooked the day it was picked or canned into jars. Her frugality was obviously the direct result of having lived through the depression. Anna Belle was a caregiver in every sense of the word. She loved and cared for her own children as well as those neighbors, friends, and siblings. She became an employee of Amarillo Independent School District as the person delegated to make rolls and cinnamon rolls and other delicious desserts at Ridgecrest Elementary School cafeteria. She was employed there for 17 years. Anna Belle was a longtime and faithful member of Trinity Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Antoine and Celine Chauveaux; husband, George Weeks Hughes; daughter, Sandra Rohrbacher; siblings, Louise Swann, Frances Reck, Roy Chauveaux, Ivan Chauveaux, Mary Dooley, Eugenia Hughes and John Chauveaux, and an infant brother.

Anna Belle is survived by her daughter, Nancy Peters (Charles “Pete”); grandchildren, Rhonda Solis (David), Pamela Rohrbacher, and Cheryl Brooks (Greg); great-grandchildren, Megan Peckham (Alex), Kelsey Wandel (Lee), Collin Brooks (Samantha), and Spencer Brooks (Rebecca); and 4 great great-grandchildren, William, Ava, Jaxon, and Weeks.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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Trinity Baptist Church


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