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Harold Humes

Harold Doyle Humes

Harold Humes, 92, passed away at home in Reno on February 19, 2013. He was born in Bakersfield, California on July 19, 1920 to William Earl and Cecile Nelson Humes. He has lived in Reno since before his first birthday.

He married Frances Whitlow in Minden, Nevada on April 12, 1941. During World War II, he served in the US Army from November 2, 1942 to January 17, 1946, participating in the D-Day Landing, the assault across the Rhine and Elbe Rivers, and finally was staged in the Philippine Islands for the pending invasion of Japan prior to the war ending.

Before and after World War II, he worked with his father and brothers in the plumbing business. He was the first indentured plumbing apprentice in Nevada. Harold was a 73 year member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 350.

Harold was active in his children's activities, coaching baseball for the Reno National Little League from 1955 to 1964. Harold loved the Nevada outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He bagged a Boone and Crockett Desert Sheep when he was 70 years old and a Nevada State Record Book deer when he was 80 years old. He loved hunting chukar at his favorite spot with his family and his great grand dogs Bodie and Wrigley.

Harold looked forward to his annual trips to Utah to visit his family there. Harold was able to make that last trip just last December.

The family would especially like to acknowledge how important the Orvis Ring Senior Lunch Group was to Harold. He looked so forward to visiting with his friends there every day.

Harold was preceded in death by his wife, Frances, and brothers Dave and Chet. Surviving are sons Rusty (Terri) and Craig "Skip" (Shane), ten grandchildren and 21 great -grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 9, 2012 at Walton's Funeral Home, 875 West Second Street, Reno.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations to either the Disabled American Veterans National Foundation, 1020 19th St. Northwest, Suite 475, Washington D.C. 20036, or the National MS Society Tributes and Memorials, 900 S. Broadway Suite 200, Denver, CO. 80209. Please visit www.waltonsfuneralhomes.com and leave a message or remembrance in the Book of Memories.

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Walton's Sierra Chapel, Reno
875 West 2nd Street Reno, NV 89505
775-323-7189

Published in Reno Gazette-Journal from Feb. 27 to Mar. 6, 2013
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