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Sandra R. Hughes, 57

Sandra R. Hughes (Ruud), age 57, of Spring Lake Park, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 25, 2010, after a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. 

She was born May 31, 1952, the daughter of Roger and Lida Ruud.

Sandy was a long-time employee of Land ‘O’ Lakes and will be remembered by many friends there. 

She is survived by her son, Keith Hughes; her grandchildren, Briannah and Caleb Hughes; her brothers, Rick (Roxi) Ruud, Morris (Diane) Ruud, and Charles (Beth) Ruud; her sisters, Susan (Fred) Topel, JoElla (Bill) Kath, Cindy (Bob) Olsen, Cheryl Keene, and Trisha Dykstra; and many nieces, nephews, and other extended family and friends. 

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Roger and Lida Ruud.

A memorial service and celebration of Sandy’s life took place Friday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Mounds View, with a gathering time will be from 6:30 to 7 p.m. 

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or Our Lady of Good Counsel Hospice Home, 2076 St. Anthony Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104.