Lon A. Huckaby, who was born Oct. 14, 1952, in Lawrence, Kan., passed away suddenly Jan. 22, 2014, in Roseburg, Ore.
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He graduated from Evergreen High School with the class of 1970. He was devoted to his family as a son, husband and father. Thousands of students were musically inspired through his 30 years as a K-12 music teacher and band director (two years in Nebraska, 20 years at Gilpin County Schools in Black Hawk, and eight years in Oregon). As a talented musician, he loved performing with a Dixieland jazz band, rock group and community musicals. His love of sports started at a young age. In particular, he played golf and always watched the Denver Broncos and University of Kansas basketball teams.
Lon leaves behind his wife of 24 years, Dawne; daughter Amber of Nevada; parents Jewell and Carlene (Summy) Huckaby of Littleton (formerly Evergreen); siblings Cheryl (Leif) Colson of Conifer, Larry (Donna) Huckaby of Thornton and Randy (Martha) Huckaby of Englewood; in-laws Jerry and Cheryl Maurer and Dana (Brad) Talich of Nevada; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
He had a strong belief in music education in our schools. A tax-deductible memorial fund has been set up through the Oakland School District to support its music programs: P.O. Box 470, Oakland, OR 97462 – note: Lon Huckaby Memorial.
A celebration of life will be held at a later in date in Oregon and Colorado.
Published in Canyon Courier from Jan. 29 to Feb. 4, 2014