Remembering Dotty Hughes

Family and friends are mourning a beloved member of the West Seattle community. We’ve learned that Dotty Hughes died on Tuesday.

Many knew her as the longtime manager of the Washington Federal branch north of The Junction. She had been with the company for more than 20 years; her staff at the branch told us she had been planning to retire soon.

Ms. Hughes was also long active in the community, including involvement with organizations including the Rotary Club of West Seattle and the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce. And a longtime friend who contacted us about Ms. Hughes’ passing remembers her as “one of the most thoughtful, kind, and loving souls I knew.”

We hope to have more information soon, including memorial details; we are told that arrangements are being handled through Dignity Memorial.

5 Replies to "Remembering Dotty Hughes"

  • Kadoo December 29, 2017 (6:58 pm)

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Dotty was always helpful and friendly when I’d see her at the bank. What a shock. I know some of her sisters as well. Lots of sympathy to the family. 

  • Anonymous December 29, 2017 (9:18 pm)

    Words cannot express how devastating this news has been. She was a beautiful woman, inside and out, emanating love and light to all who knew her. Growing up, her house was where you wanted to be. She had this uncanny way of making everyone feel more than welcome and like family. It was her gigantic heart, desire to always help people and her graceful wisdom that made her feel like a Mother figure to many. Possessing wisdom beyond her years, she was one you wanted to go to for advice. She had a way of being honest and real, but in the most gentle and loving way. Intelligent, quick witted and always fun! Not to mention the most hard working Woman I knew. My heart hurts for the family and I hope you find solace in knowing how much she meant to so many.  We are all mourning with you and you are surrounded by the love and light that was Dotty. Keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts! 

  • carole December 29, 2017 (9:20 pm)

    Oh what a loss… She was warm and compassionate and truly a delight in my interactions with her at the bank.  

  • dzag December 29, 2017 (9:42 pm)

    I’m very sorry to hear this news, my heart goes out to her family. 

  • Karen Goodgame December 31, 2017 (6:02 pm)

    Dotty was my dear friend and work colleague. I’m heart sick with this news and my thoughts and prayers extend to Dan, her children and granddaughters not to mention the hundreds of people she touched.  Dotty was one in a million and I’m thankful to have known her.

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