James Dent Hughes

July 29, 1932 – September 16, 2018

James “Jim” Dent Hughes, a resident of Pacific Palisades since 1960, passed away peacefully on September 16.

A native Californian, Jim was born and raised in Santa Monica and lived in various locations within Southern California before settling down in Pacific Palisades. He graduated from UCLA in 1954 with a degree in political science and married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne Alsobrook, in January 1955. Jim worked for Massachusetts Mutual for many years before opening his own insurance agency in Santa Monica in 1979.

Jim was an avid reader, wine enthusiast and enjoyed a round of golf with friends. As an active member of Calvary Church in Pacific Palisades, he served as an elder and was a regular at the men’s weekly breakfast.

Jim is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jeanne Hughes, daughter Julie Hughes of Santa Cruz, California, son Jim Hughes of Los Angeles and grandson Gannon Hughes of Santa Cruz.

A memorial service will be held at Calvary Church in Pacific Palisades on October 6 at 2 p.m.

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