Elizabeth "Beth" Hughes

January 25, 1935 ~ May 15, 2021 (age 86)

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Elizabeth (Beth) Jane Hughes of Stanfield was born in Heppner, Oregon January 25, 1935 to Archie and Doris (Mahoney) Ball. She passed away May 15, 2021 in Hermiston, Oregon surrounded by her family celebrating Beth’s life as she had instructed them to do.

Beth graduated from Heppner High School in 1953 and was Princess for the Morrow County Fair and Rodeo the same year.

Beth married Charles Flack in 1955 resulting in three daughters; Donna Van Dis (Fred) of Roseburg, OR, Rene Gutierrez (Kent) and Doreen Quick (Gary) both from Hermiston.

On July 24, 1991 Beth married Clarence Hughes gaining four bonus children: Renee Pollick (Jim Davis) of Hermiston, Michael Hughes (Yvonne Michel) of Kennewick, WA, Larry Brower (Teresa) of Hermiston and Lori Varnum (Patrick) of Prineville, OR.

Beth was a Very Devoted and Proud grandmother of eighteen grandchildren and twenty four great grandchildren.

Beth loved doing yard work and could always be found from sunup to sundown in her yard. In 2020 due to health issues and losing Clarence Beth moved to Hermiston and up until two weeks ago was still doing the things she loved.

Beth was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings, Bobby Ball, Laurel Van Marter, Eileen Steiger and Harriet Hall. She is survived by her sister Nancy Ekstrom and brother Archie Ball.

Beth was dearly loved and will be terribly missed. She has now been reunited with Clarence.

A private family gathering will be held at a later time. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family please go to

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