Obituary: Lawrence Huntt

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Funeral services for the Rev. Lawrence Huntt, 83, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, 405 E. College Parkway in North Carson City. Interment at Lone Mountain Cemetery will follow.

Mr. Huntt died June 30, 2003, in Carson City at his daughter Caryn's home with his family and the Rev. Al Tilstra, present. He had suffered serious strokes during bypass surgery in March.

Mr. Huntt was born March 20, 1920, in Washington, D.C., and received his bachelor's degree in fine arts in music from the National Institute of Music.

Mr. Huntt was a retired music teacher from the Douglas County School District. He taught music and history at both the elementary and middle schools in Gardnerville for 20 years until his retirement in 1985.

After retirement Mr. Huntt obtained a doctorate degree in ministry and became an ordained minister. He was pastor of Mountain View Christian Church in Genoa for four years, and served as academic dean and professor at Northern Sierra Bible Institute for 12 years. He was also very active during the past 16 years in the Seventh Day Adventist churches in Carson City and Silver Springs, serving as assistant pastor, school teacher, pianist and organist. Throughout his life he had been a member and organist in churches of numerous denominations, always embracing people of all faiths.

Huntt is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary; son and daughter-in-law, Calvin and Mila Huntt, of Reno; daughter and son-in-law Caryn Huntt-DeCarlo and Ed DeCarlo, of Carson City; son Christopher Bowen of Iowa; daughters Anna Bartley, Larrie Patricia Carter and Priscilla Metcalfe, all of Maryland; and 17 grandchildren.

FitzHenry's Funeral Home in Carson City is in charge of arrangements.


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