In Memory

Arthur Paul Huntington

A. Paul Huntington

A memorial service for A. Paul Huntington will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Grants Pass Foursquare Church.The Rev. Rick Gilmore will officiate.Private burial was at the Eagle Point National Cemetery.

Mr. Huntington, 94, of Merlin, died Jan. 1, 2003, at an adult foster home.

He was born on March 12, 1908, in Creston, Iowa.On March 22, 1930, in Beverly Hills, Calif., he married Elizabeth Kennedy, who preceded him in death.They moved to Merlin in 1999 from Santa Barbara, Calif.

Mr. Huntington was a graduate of the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles.He received a master's degree.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces and was a first lieutenant in World War II.He was a bombardier instructor.

Mr. Huntington taught U.S. history in the South Pasadena School District in California until his retirement.

He enjoyed lawn bowling, inventing, and fixing things.

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03/17/10 09:56 AM #1    

Marlowe E Delphey (Viney) (1952)

I recall Mr Huntington every time I drive from my home in Corona to Riverside. The off ramps lead to such streets as Jefferson, Adams etc.

As I drive along the freeway, I'm taken back to his "make up for pluses". One such "make up" was to memorize the Presidents of the United States and be able to say them flawlessly in under 10 seconds. Yes, he did have a stop watch.

At one of our renuions someone started the resitation and those who had been in Mr Huntington's history class happily joined in. Imagine our surprise when we ended with Truman. Silence and then laughter as we realized that we were dated. Several more Presidents had joined the list and no one was able to add them.

I also remember his quizes with his punch out answers sheets. Hard to change an answer once it was punched.

Mr Huntington was an excellent teacher, I only wish I'd paid more attention to his details of history.

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