Arlie "Skip" Husbands
June 29, 1941 - November 25, 2017
Resident of Pleasanton
Skip passed away peacefully surrounded by immediate family. Born in Ventura, CA, Skip graduated from Huntington Park H.S., where he played football and made the All Los Angeles H.S. Football Team in 1959. He went on to play football at Utah State University where he graduated with a Master's degree in Physical Education. Skip was the Offensive Line Coach at Arizona Western J.C. and USC, where the Trojans won two National Championships and played in four Rose Bowls. He then went on to coach in the NFL for the Tampa Bay Bucs. After retiring from football, he owned his own company selling playground equipment.
Skip is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Norma; daughters Shelly Husbands (Matt Mendenhall) and Stacey Husbands; grandsons Maxwell Husbands and Mitchell Smith. He is also survived by his brothers Bob, Rick and Jim.
Skip enjoyed barbequing with family and friends, watching his grandsons play various sports, golfing, hunting and fishing. He also loved planting his garden and sharing tomatoes with friends. His grandsons held a very special place in his heart. Skip was often seen with friends enjoying downtown Pleasanton. His loving and outgoing spirit will be missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Utah State University in his honor. Friends and family will be invited to a Celebration of Life, tentatively scheduled for January. View the online memorial for Arlie "Skip" Husbands
Published by East Bay Times on Dec. 10, 2017.