DENVER, Colo. - Anabel Carey McHugh was born on May 8, 1931, to Margaret Slavens and Emerson Carey, Jr. in Hutchinson. Passed away at home in Denver, Colorado on December 25, 2017.

Anabel Carey McHugh
DENVER, Colo. - Anabel Carey McHugh was born on May 8, 1931, to Margaret Slavens and Emerson Carey, Jr. in Hutchinson. Passed away at home in Denver, Colorado on December 25, 2017.
Anabel grew up in Hutchinson, moving to Denver in 1939, where she attended Randall School, graduating in 1949. From there she majored in American Studies at Smith College, graduating in 1953. Anabel moved back to Denver and while working for the Denver Dry Goods Company, met the love of her life, Jerome McHugh. They were married in Nov 1956. Jerry and Anabel lived in the same home in Crestmoor since May 1958
Anabel is survived by her five children: Jerome, Jr. (Stacy), Erin Gogolak (John), June McHugh (Tom Gould), Burke (Amy), and Chris (Susan); seventeen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerome McHugh, Sr.; brothers, Randolph S. Carey and Emerson Carey III; her parents, Margaret and Emerson Carey, Jr.
Anabel was a devoted and loving mother of five. Anabel and Jerry together had an active family life filled with their children's sports and activities, travel and time at the family home in Breckenridge. This continued when the grandchildren arrived. Anabel was a quiet and influential crusader for the many causes she was involved with. Her most passionate work for others was through Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation (CIHAD). Anabel was also very hands on and present in the lives of the CIHAD students. Jerry sponsored the 2014 CIHAD class, the Anabel McHugh Dreamer Class. Anabel was a kind person, always finding the best in others and this continued throughout her life, even as she struggled with Alzheimer's.