Deryl Thorne Huling 1916 ~ 2012
While the family is sad to announce the passing of DT, 96, from age related causes, they continue to celebrate the memories of many gin games, great golfing escapades, political debates, and numerous gatherings of family and friends.
Deryl (DT) was born in Raymond, Washington February 21, 1916 to Roy and Clara Mae Huling. He grew up with his older brother, Dale, and younger sister, Helen, helping out in the family shingle mill. As young men, Deryl and his brother fell in love with the two Hunley sisters (Mae and Ruthe) and a double wedding took place June 1, 1939.
For the next few years, the brothers worked in the logging business in the Olympic Peninsula area. By 1946, both families (Deryl & Dale) had moved to Seattle to open an auto dealership. Huling Bros continued as a successful dealership until it was sold in 2007.
In 1962, DT moved his family to Eugene, Oregon to open Huling Buick where he was active until his retirement in 1972. Sons Mark and Ty continued to operate the dealership until Wentworth Buick assumed ownership.
Deryl and Mae enjoyed their retirement years. They wintered in Sun City, Arizona where golfing and socializing were an every day routine. Summers found them at their home in Belfair, Washinton on Hood Canal; oysters and steamer clams were served up on a regular basis. Deryl loved to have company and Mae always had the fudge ready.
He is survived by his bride of 73 years, Mae of Belfair, WA; sons, Mark (Pam), Jeff, and Ty (Sally) of Eugene, OR; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins make-up a large Huling clan.
The family will hold a celebration of life in Seattle with interment at Forest Lawn. Remembrances to www.humanesocietyofmasoncounty.com/contactus.php
Published in the West Seattle Herald January 25, 2013