Life Story / Obituary
Heaven gained another angel when LuAnn departed yesterday evening. LuAnn was born in Los Angeles, C.A to Mildred (Craycraft) Hughes and Robert Hughes, both originally of Kansas. She had the character-building experience of going to many different schools while growing up. She lived in and attended schools in M.A., K.S., C.A., and Bonn, Germany.
LuAnn was predeceased by her parents and her two siblings, Rodney and Cindy Hughes.
She is survived by her spouse of 43 years, Daniel Condon. She’s also survived by her daughter’s, Maribeth Condon, of Traverse City, and Jennifer (Condon) Stone, son-in-law Terrence Stone, and grandchildren Jemma and Kit- all of Port Orchard, WA, and her half-sister Billy-Jo of KS. She is also survived by her great aunt, Lois and her cousins: Lisa, Deedee, Christine, Val, Tracy, Kathy and David and many nieces and nephews and in-laws on her husband’s side.
LuAnn was a devout practicer of Christian Science and found many friends who are like family at The First Church of Christ, Scientist of Traverse City. LuAnn was a voracious reader who almost always trounced anyone who dared to play Scrabble against her. She loved her bird feeders and watching and trying to identify the birds who visited her yard. She enjoyed traveling and had visited multiple continents and most of the U.S. National Parks. She was a proud graduate of Moorpark College and UCSB 77’. She spent her career working in HR for the City of Santa Barbara, until after having her children and time spent volunteering at their schools made her feel a calling towards Education. She pursued a teaching credential from CSUN and then proceeded to work as a “professional” substitute for two decades in California, while continuing to work as an occasional temp for the City of SB. Her favorite subjects to sub for were Art and Languages.
She and her husband, Dan, moved to Traverse City, MI in 2004 and lived in Lake Ann for a summer until finding their perfect home on the east side of TC in 2005. She worked until about 2015 for TCAPS and willSub and then she decided she was ready to retire. She was happiest spending time with family and friends, or learning new things (like weaving and knitting and crochet). She appreciated time spent outside, whether on the golf course, trips to Sleeping Bear Dunes, or walking and hiking, and cycling.
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