FORT MOHAVE, Ariz. — Ray Huckins, 77, of Fort Mohave, Ariz., formerly of Huron, died Nov. 9, 2012, at Valley View Medical Center in Fort Mohave.
His body has been cremated and his memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Welter Funeral Home. Memorial visitation with family present will be one hour prior to the service. Burial of his cremated remains will be at 10 a.m. (MDT) Tuesday, at the Black Hills National Cemetery, Sturgis.
Raymond Melroy Huckins was born April 10, 1935, to Ralph and Dollie (Peck) Huckins in Blunt.
He worked in plumbing, the pipe line and the oil fields before being drafted into the army in April of 1958. He served in the 33rd Armored Division in Germany. He later became owner of Gale Auto Parts Inc. in Hacienda Heights, Calif.
On June 10, 1961, he married Marilyn Wagner at La Puenta, Calif. He was a member of the Elks Lodge; American Legion in West Cavina, Calif.; Moose Lodge in Bullhead City, Ariz.; and VFW Post in Mohave Valley, Ariz.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Marilyn, of Huron; two sons, Kevin (Mary) Huckins of Winter Haven, Fla., and Todd (Pam) Huckins of Bellflower, Calif.; one daughter-in-law, Valerie Huckins of West Covina, Calif.; one sister, Pauline (Edgar) Hinderer of East Wenatchee, Wash.; two half-brothers, Wayne Curtis of Huron, and Leslie (Ida) Curtis of Rock Falls, Ill.; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Jeff Huckins, in 2005; his brother and sister-in-law, Ralph (Edna) Huckins; and his sister and brother-in-law, Lily Belle (Don) Paye.For the complete article see the 08-07-2013 issue.
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