Glenbar, Arizona no longer exists, but in the 1920s it was a small farming community near the New Mexico border. There Rollin Elisha and Mary Jane Echols Hubbard welcomed their fourth child, Anthen Hugh Hubbard, on November 8, 1922. Hugh was eight months old when his family moved into an adobe hut in the Gila River Valley in New Mexico. He grew up there with six brothers and two sisters. They all attended Cliff Consolidated Schools.\n\nNeighbors named the seven Hubbard boys after the seven dwarfs, and Hugh was called Happy. He loved riding horses and working with cattle. His favorite summer job was working in the forest clearing trails and fighting fires.\n\nJust before Christmas during his senior year of High School, the bombing of Pearl Harbor plunged the U.S. into World War II. Hugh joined the Navy soon after graduation and went to radio school where he became a radioman / tail gunner on a Navy PBY airplane. He served in a scouting squadron on Funafuti in the Ellis Islands where he flew patrols looking for enemy ships and aircraft. Due to his perpetual smile, the nickname Happy followed him. He served in the Navy until the war ended and was discharged in January 1946.\n\nFollowing the war Hugh took advantage of the G.I. Bill, first studying at New Mexico teachers’ college. Soon after the war‘s end, his family moved to Mesa, Arizona, and Hugh went to Mesa to visit them in the spring of 1949. He couldn’t help noticing the beautiful raven-haired woman who was their next-door neighbor. She was watering bulbs in her yard and when he told her she was going to marry him, she turned the hose on him. He later invited her to go with him to a youth choir practice. It was their first date. They married in the Mesa, Arizona Temple on Sept. 9, 1949 and finished their education together at Brigham Young University where they graduated in the spring of 1950 with degrees in teaching. He later earned a Master’s degree in education from Arizona State University.\n\nHugh’s first teaching job was at a small school in Fort Thomas, Arizona. The couple’s first child, Susan, was born in Mesa while Hugh was teaching in Ft. Thomas. Hugh and Nona both taught in Arizona in the 50s and early 60s, and Patricia, Michael, Steven and Barry were all born while the family lived in Mesa.\n\nIn 1963 Hugh took a job as a principal in northern Arizona where the family lived for five years. He served in various church callings, including two years as the president of the branch in Upper Greasewood, on the Navajo Reservation. His brother Owen had lived in California for years and Hugh loved the central coast area. In 1968, the family relocated to Atascadero, CA where Hugh and Anonna both taught until they retired. In Atascadero Hugh raised animals, kept a large garden, and served for a time as bishop.\n\nAfter they retired, Hugh and Anonna served in the Kentucky Louisville Mission where they worked for a year in Evansville, Indiana. Some of their children moved to Utah around this time and in 1994 they moved to South Jordan where they have lived for 17 years, for a time serving as temple workers in the Jordan River temple.\n\nHugh passed away peacefully on the evening of Sunday, September 2, 2012, just a few weeks shy of his 90th birthday. He is survived by his wife and five children, 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.