Sequoia Hughes

Obituary of Sequoia Michael Hughes

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Sequoia Hughes was born May 4, 1976, in Boston, Massachusetts and died October 7, 2022, at the age of 46. He lived in the Santa Cruz, California area for the past 24 years. He graduated from high school in Chico, California and graduated from the University of California Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology. Sequoia worked in human services with developmentally disabled adults and mentally ill adolescents. His co-workers said that he was very caring and compassionate with his clients. He enjoyed taking his clients on walks along the beaches around Santa Cruz and in the redwoods at Henry Cowell State Park. Most recently, he worked as a supervisor at a residential facility for developmentally disabled adults. He was very diligent in administrative matters and worked hard to improve services for his clients. He had many interests including astronomy because of an astronomy class he took at UCSC as a science requirement. In 2018 he visited the Very Large Array Radio Telescope Observatory in New Mexico. He was a gifted photographer and he enjoyed taking photos of the beautiful locations in and around Santa Cruz. He loved the ocean, sea lions, elephant seals, monarch butterflies, and pelicans. He enjoyed taking his nephews and his niece on train rides at the Roaring Camp Railroad and taking family members to the Mystery Spot. He was the oldest of five siblings: Miyagi Pocock (deceased), Jenya Pocock, David Hughes and Anna Hughes. He is survived by his father Michael Hughes, his mother, Sabrina Evans; his maternal grandmother, Delores Huff; his sisters, Jenya and Anna; and his brother, David. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Elizabeth; his four nephews, Miyagi, Haiden, Kymani and Jude and his niece Anya. Sequoia Hughes was a kind-hearted man. Honoring his last wishes, he will be cremated and his ashes will be scattered in the ocean that he loved. No funeral services are planned at this time, but a memorial my held at a later date.
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Sequoia Hughes

1976 - 2022

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