Margaret L. Hughes
October 12, 1936 – April 28, 2021
Margaret Hughes, 84, died on Wednesday, April 28 in Fairfax at the Fairfax Nursing Center at the end of many years living with dementia.
Born in Beaumont, Texas she was predeceased by her loving parents Herman Bundy Hughes of Voth, Texas and Inez Withers of Buna, Texas and her wonderful brother, John Hughes, of Houston, Texas. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Foynes of Fairfax and son, Ron Robinson of Texas, as well as her granddaughter, Giselle of Fairfax.
Growing up, Margaret loved spending time with her many aunts, uncles, and cousins in Beaumont and in the Bayou City. After graduation in 1954 from San Jacinto High School in Houston she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Houston. An active member of the Psi Zeta Chapter of Chi Omega sorority she mentored many young women and served as a Leader in raising scholarship funding. She loved teaching First Grade and spoke fondly for many years of the wonderful children in her classes. In 1958, she married Thomas Robinson of Amarillo and eventually left teaching when expecting her first child as was the custom at the time. She spent many happy years raising her children, volunteering with the Texas Dental Association, Chi Omega and the Junior League. An avid learner, cook and lover of the arts she attended lectures and travelled extensively in Europe. She was a member of the Catholic Church and parishioner of Annunciaton Church in Houston and Holy Trinity Church of Washington, D.C.
She will be buried in a private ceremony at the Fairfax City Cemetery and a Memorial Service will be planned at a later date to honor her memory. In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association.