Robert Clayton McHugh

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McHugh
Robert Clayton McHugh
June 2, 1928 - November 17, 2017
Bob McHugh was born June 2, 1928, in Kansas City, MO to Eugene and Margaret (Higgins) McHugh. The family moved to Colorado Springs in 1935 where Bob attended public school. He graduated from Colorado Springs High School (Palmer) in 1946 as an athlete and scholar. He then attended Northwestern University earning a business administration degree, and then went on to the University of Colorado, earning his J.D., both on full academic scholarships.
Bob met his wife Ruth (Irish), of nearly 68 years at Northwestern. They were married in 1949 in Evanston, IL. He was drafted into the US Army in 1952 and served in the Army Adjutant General's Office. They moved to Colorado Springs in 1954 where Bob went to work as Deputy District Attorney for the 4th Judicial District.
Bob joined Colorado Interstate Gas in 1956, holding many executive positions including President. He retired in 1983 to join KN Energy in Lakewood, CO as Vice Chairman and General Counsel.
After retiring from KN in 1992, Bob and Ruth moved back to Colorado Springs to be near their family. Bob went to work for the Colorado Springs Police Department as a volunteer working on cold case homicides, financial crimes and as a Senior Citizen Advocate. In addition, he served as an Associate Professor of Business at UCCS for many years.
The civic and volunteer organizations Bob served over the years are too many to list, but he gave his talents with a servant's heart.
Bob is survived by his wife Ruth, two children, Steve (Kathy) McHugh and Jennifer (Dan)Taylor; 4 grandchildren, Erin, Kelly and Bobby (Micah) McHugh and Ben Rather. They are also blessed with a great-grandson Payton.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Jean Thomas.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on January 13, 2018 at Chapel of Our Savior, 8 Fourth Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Colorado Springs Community Foundation, 102 S. Tejon, Ste. 530, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.
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Published in The Gazette from Dec. 3, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
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501 North Cascade Avenue | Colorado Springs, CO 80903 | (719) 471-9900
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