John Thomas Huntington Obituary Longtime resident of Salida, John Thomas Huntington, 78, passed away on November 30, 2021. He was born on March 25, 1943, in Breckenridge, CO to Dean and Clara (Mullis) Huntington. John met the true love of his life, Cheryl Ann Bolden in 1961. They were married in Breckenridge on July 29, 1962. They moved to Salida in 1974 where they raised their two girls. He worked for Butala Construction as a heavy equipment operator for over 35 years. John enjoyed spending time with his family as well as fishing, hunting, and 4-wheeling on Colorado’s back roads. He also enjoyed tinkering in his garage building and creating ‘yard art’ and any other projects for his family, and of course keeping the old red 1940 Ford pickup running in tip top shape! Survivors include his wife, Cheryl; children, Lynnette (Rocco) Passarelli of Canon City and Gina (Robert) Bickler of Lakewood; grandchildren, Kristin (Jacob) Hakes, Michael Passarelli and Kelsey (Taylor) Coon; great grandchildren, Andrew Hakes and Bailey Turner. As well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Leroy Huntington and sisters, Evelyn Schneidewind and Lois Caldwell. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at the Lewis & Glenn Funeral Home Chapel. Reception to follow at Shavano Manor Community Room, 525 W. 16th St. Donations can be made to Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority. On line condolences may be sent to the family at lewisandglenn.com. Arrangements are with Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home.
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