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Viola (Mimi) Huisking


1911 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Viola (Mimi) Huisking Obituary
March 19, 1911 - October 17, 2016 Mimi was born in Monte Vista, CO to Marcelino Chavez and Maria de Jesus Media. She had two brothers and one sister. At age 23 she traveled from her home in CO to attend St. John's Nursing School in Queens, NY. After obtaining her registered nursing certificate Mimi enjoyed her career as a hospital administrator through the 1970s. She met Carle Huisking while attending school in NY and married him in July 1937. They moved several times due to Carle's career in the aircraft industry and finally settled in southern California where they raised their three boys. Mimi passed away peacefully at her home in Costa Mesa at the age of 105. Mimi's husband as well as her eldest son Michael preceded her in death. She leaves sons Peter and Tim, their wives Henrietta and Jan and Mike's wife Audrey as well as 9 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. According to her wishes she was cremated and a private memorial mass was held Nov. 4th at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church where she had long been an active member.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Nov. 17 to Nov. 20, 2016
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