September 27, 1919 ~ October 8, 2003
Howard Merrill Huizing September 27, 1919 Howard was born in Redlands California, the fifth child of Abe and Miza Huizing. At six weeks of age, the family moved to Los Angeles near U.S.C. Howard lived there until he married Betty Kellison in 1946. Howard attended Chapman College on a full basketball scholarship, graduating in 1942. Having signed up for the Marine Corps to serve in WW II, he left immediately after graduation for officers training. He spent four years on duty, mostly in Saipan, earning the rank of Captain. Upon release from the service, Howard attended U.S. C., receiving his Master's degree in Education. In May of 1946 he married Betty, still his wife of 57 years. Howard taught for five years before becoming principal of Washington Elementary School in Redondo Beach. This wonderful assignment lasted for 27 years. Howard served as a member of the Redondo Beach School Board for eight years. Following his retirement, he became a real estate agent which he enjoyed and remained active in even in 2003. Howard was a member of South Bay Christian Church for over 50 years. He served many leadership roles including Deacon, Elder, and member of the Board of Trustee's. Howard is survived by Betty, his wife, and children: Ron Huizing of Mountain View, CA; Kathy Filatreau of Redondo Beach, CA; Don Huizing of Lakewood, CA; Kelly Cummings of Littleton, CO; grandchildren: Dan, Jordan, Nicholas, Kimberly, Amanda, Phillip, David, Rachel, and Matthew. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, October 11, 2003 at South Bay Christian Church, 119 N. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach. In lieu of flowers the Huizings have requested friends honor Howard Huizing's memory through the Kellison Family Scholarship Fund at Chapman University in Orange, California.
Dear Betty – What wonderful memories of you and Howard as a beautiful, loving couple. He was such a charming, caring person. I still think of him as I look over my “messy” desk and see him peeking in my door and grining about “nothing changes!” How lucky we were to have him serve the children in Redondo as both a principal and a board member. My thoughts are with you and your family. Thank you for sharing this wonderful man. Fondly, Linda
Dear Betty Huizing I Am Soooooooooooooooo Sorry About Howard
Dear Betty and Family, Howard was a special friend and member of the City Schools when Daddy hired him. He always praised his work out at Washington. His smile and sense of humor will be missed at CRTA #46. I remember he loved taking the official photos at each meeting. May your faith sustain all of you at this difficult time. Loving wishes, Marian McCandless Buck
Dear Mr.s Huzing & family, Mr Huzing was someone who to this day I still remember so vividly. I was a student in Washington back when I was the only Chicano boy in the whole school. His coming to school in that model A made me eventually buy one & restore myself. To hear of his passing hurt\’s me like if he was a part of my family . Which in a way he will always be in my memory. Bless you folk\’s & may god give you strength in these so diffuclt of times.