On April 3, 2018 at 12 a.m. after battling cancer for the second time, Rowena Hughes Lara passed peacefully in her sleep at home, to be with the Lord her savior. She was 82 years old.

Rowena was born to Archie and Fannie Alexander Hughes on February 1, 1936 in Plainview, Texas. She was a resident of Siskiyou County for 36 years.

Rowena is survived by her five children, 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Winona Kunitz.

The family will hold a memorial service at Sutter Community Church in Sutter, California on April 30 at 11 a.m.