Martha Simms Hughes passed away on February 18, 2022, in Albuquerque, NM. She is survived by her son, Weston Benderman; stepsons, Brian and Joe Hughes; brother, Manzy Simms; and sister, Rebecca Simms Pulford. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Hughes. Martha was born August 31, 1942, at Lindsay, OK. She was retired from the State of NM State Attorney's Office as a paralegal. Martha loved to travel, spend time with her family and was an avid runner through much of her adult life. She will be sorely missed by her family. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, August 30, 2022 in the family plot at Fort Sumner Cemetery with Dr. Joe Bunce officiating. Local arrangements are under the direction of Chavez Funeral Home, 830 N. Fifth Street, Fort Sumner, New Mexico. (575) 355-2311.