Donna Hughes Coleman

Profile Updated: June 27, 2022
Donna Hughes
Residing In: Yellow Springs, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: Ken
Occupation: retired educator
Children: Jesse, son, deceased at age 29 in NYC, BFA, Wright State University, actor; performed in a national More…tour of "The Producers" as Franz Liebkind; performed in a national tour of "The Wizard of Oz" as the Cowardly Lion; performed in the Cohoes Theatre in NY, as Sam in "It's a Wonderful Life-the Musical" and as The Pirate King in "Pirates of Penzance"; performed at Barrington Stage in "Fiddler on the Roof" as Avram, the bookseller. Dearly loved and missed by so many.

Clara, daughter, 35 years old, BFA, Wright State University, artist/painter/photographer; MFA majoring in fine arts, painting at the University of New Hampshire. Clara lives in Maui and teaches art at Kamehameha Middle School. She is an artist and draws and paints in oils.
Yes! Attending Reunion

I worked with Dayton Public Schools for 35 years and retired in June, 2009. I taught elementary school and also was a reading specialist. I dabble in photography. I am trying to become more proficient in digital photography. I love theater and live performances of any kind. My husband, Ken, retired after 32 years on the Dayton Fire Dept.

I thoroughly enjoyed the last reunion, especially seeing two dear, dear friends, Deb Shera and Peg Gebhart. Excellent time.

School Story:

One of my favorite memories is of what I can only call, the "pants-in". There was a big deal going on about our dress code in our last couple of years of high school. Girls wanted to be able to wear slacks. We took matters into our own hands by wearing pants to school one day. I felt like such a rebel! The dress code was changed, but I can not remember when. Read old copies of "The Flyer"---opinions on this hot topic are pretty entertaining to read about now.

We also had an alternative publication called "Abraxas". Those were very telling and indicative of what was going on in our world at the time. High school brought some real awareness of the world around me.

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