|Birth: ||Oct. 25, 1925|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 2007|
William Spencer Huntington (Bill)
RETSIL, WA - On April 6th, Bill Huntington went to meet his wife May Astrid Nilsen and his son John Steven Huntington who preceded him in death. Bill was born in Yakima, Wa. To William E. Huntington and Victoria (Geroux) Huntington on October 25th, 1925. Bill grew up in Yakima, graduated from Marquette High school. He joined the Navy during World War II. We will miss his war stories. His ship the USS Colhoun sank on April 6, 1944 off of Okinawa, this is the same date of his passing.
Bill married May Nilsen in Yakima July 14th 1946. He took on the family trade and was a master upholsterer all of his life. They had 6 children. He moved his family to Seattle in 1966.
His life passions were hunting and salmon fishing. Bill's Catholic faith was very important to him as he became a Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He was chairman for "Pennies for Heaven" several times. While living at the Veterans Home for the last few years he made many friends who loved him. He was a representative and advocate for the residents in the Veterans Home.
Bill Huntington is survived by sons Bill Huntington Jr. San Bruno, Ca, Gene Huntington Yakima, Wa; Jim Huntington Burien, Wa; and by daughters Judy Daley Renton, Wa; and Nancy Huntington Kent, Wa. He is also survived by his brothers Stanley Huntington, Tieton, Wa; Marvin Huntington, Spokane, Wa; and sister Donna Mae Schmitt, Yakima, Wa; 18 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm Thursday, April 12th at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church 13055 SE 192nd Renton, Washington. Following the funeral a procession to the Gethsemane Cemetery. Then a gathering at Daley's House in Renton.
Please direct donations to the Washington Veterans Home - P.O. Box 698 Retsil, Wa 98378; where he received special care for the past few years.
We loved him and he will be missed!
May Astrid Nilsen Huntington (1929 - ____)*
John Stephen Huntington (1953 - 2002)*
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Originally Created by: Gare Kunert Allen
Record added: Apr 10, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18845530
Love you Uncle Bill. I know you are happy to see your sister and brother there with you in heaven.|
Added: Dec. 10, 2011
Thank you for your good work as a Knight. It was through the Catholic Information program of the Knights of Columbus that I found my spiritual home in the Church.|
Added: Nov. 29, 2010
Gare Kunert Allen
Added: Apr. 10, 2007