Sterling Eugene Huntingford, 79, of Chimacum, Washington, passed away, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 surrounded by his close family.
Sterling was born Feb. 15, 1942 in Minot, North Dakota. He graduated from Chimacum High School in 1960. On Sept. 18, 1961, he married the love of his life, Sally Elaine Yarr. Sterling retired in June 2014 from Cotton Redi-Mix and Shold Excavating, which he co-owned with his long-time friend, Duke Shold. Sterling worked as a log rafter on the Hood Canal, co-owned Puget Sound Surfacers and he also worked at the local Port Townsend Paper Corp.
He loved to travel, but his best times were spent with his children and grandchildren. He was a great card player, he especially enjoyed a good game of poker or cribbage with friends and family. Sterling and Sally’s first home was in Chimacum; they raised their family in Oak Bay, Port Hadlock, Wash. In recent years they split their time between Lake Havasu, Arizona and Washington before returning permanently to Port Townsend in October 2020.
Sterling is survived by his beloved wife Sally; his three children, Bruce Huntingford (Brenda), Shawne Huntingford, and Christine Cray (Adam); five grandchildren, Brandon, Zac, Krystal, Summer, and Devin; eight great-grandchildren; five brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Phyllis Huntingford and his little brother Jimmy.
A Celebration of Life will be announced and held in the near future.