Gordon E. Huntington, former Hermiston, Oregon resident, was born on December 12, 1937 in Boise, Idaho to parents, Clifton and Eleanor Huntington. He died on January 10, 2019 at his home in Plymouth, Washington at the age of 81. He was raised and attended schools in Boise, Idaho. Gordon was united in marriage to Patricia Merrigan on June 14, 1958 in Boise, Idaho. He worked various jobs before joining the Pipe Fitters Union, and was a contributing member of the UA for over 50 years retiring from local 342. Gordon worked on many projects throughout the western United States including the Alaska Pipeline. He retired and they lived in Hermiston, Oregon before moving to Plymouth, Washington in 2005 where they have lived since. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Kennewick, WA and a former member of Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church in Hermiston OR. Gordon enjoyed flying his Cessna 140, skydiving, restoring cars and trucks, hunting, fishing, and riding motorcycles. He could fix anything, and always had a beloved dog by his side.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years: Pat Huntington, Plymouth, WA; son: Mark Huntington, Andover, MA; daughters: Sherry Kenney & her husband Warren, Plymouth, WA, Tammy Bottita & her husband David, Las Vegas, NV and Crystal Bailiff & her husband Howie, Kaysville, UT; brothers: Marvin Huntington, Plymouth, WA and Bob Huntington, Boise, ID; sisters: Sharon Gray, Plymouth, WA and Marilyn Nelson, Boise, ID; grandsons: Brad, Jake, and Matthew; great grandchildren: Max, Araya & Dagger; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents.
At his request there will be no service.
Those who wish may make contributions in Gordon’s memory to the:
UA Charitable Fund Trust
Three Park Place
Annapolis, MD 21401
Please leave online condolences for Gordon’s family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon is in care of arrangements.