L. Maurice Huggins

L. Maurice Huggins passed away September 18, 2012, after a courageous 4 year battle with kidney cancer. He went peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family.

Some of his many accomplishments included earning his B.S. and M.S. at Western Washington University and his Ph.D. in education at the University of Idaho. While attending the Univ. of Idaho, he was involved in paleobotanical research that led to the discovery of a new genus of plant—the first genus to be discovered in 200 years. In addition, he published articles in four prestigious scientific journals and was listed in the Who’s Who in American Botany.

Because education was so important to him, he became a teacher. He taught in the Duvall, Lake Washington, and Federal Way School Districts. In Federal Way he was principal at Lakeland, Valhalla, and Adelaide elementary schools. He also was an Associate Professor of Education at Whitworth College in Spokane.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy, his daughter, Leslie Sanford, and her husband, Andrew of New Mexico, his sister, Wava Masterson, brothers-in-law, Joe Masterson and Tom McGilchrist, nieces, Michelle Masterson and Morgan Moore, and nephew, Mike Masterson. He will be dearly missed by family and friends alike.

Services will be at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Federal Way on September 27. Rosary will be said at 10:00 A.M. and the service will begin at 11:00 A.M. A luncheon reception will follow in the church parish hall.

Memorials may be given to kidney cancer research.

Please sign the online memorial guest book at www.bonneywatson.com.

More in Obituaries

SANDRA KAY HART

Sandra Kay Hart, 73, was born on February 2, 1945 and passed… Continue reading

KAREN G. HALL

Karen G. Hall passed away in Kent, WA, on March 17, 2018,… Continue reading

GORDON B. FRAZER JR.

January 25, 1946 – May 16,2018 Of Federal Way, WA (formerly of… Continue reading

JAMES CARSON STERLING

James “Jim” Carson Sterling, 51, a resident of Lynnwood, Washington, died May… Continue reading

CAROLYN ANDERSON

Carolyn passed away on May 7, 2018 in Des Moines,Washington. She was… Continue reading

MARGARET “PEGGY” BURBRIDGE

Margaret “Peggy” Burbridge was born December 31, 1931 in Nelson BC Canada.… Continue reading

ROGER HOWARD HUNT

Roger Howard Hunt passed away suddenly on April 15, 2018 on the… Continue reading

CHARLES “CHUCK” WILLIAM HASTINGS

Charles “Chuck” William Hastings, of Federal Way, Washington, died at 9:15pm Monday,… Continue reading

BARBARA L. MEEKER

Barbara L. Meeker, born in January 1925 in Visalia, CA, to parents… Continue reading

Most Read