Malcolm Hunt

Malcolm Hunt

1/20/1923 — 11/8/2017

Malcolm W. Hunt went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, at Guardian Angel Homes, with his family by his side. Malcolm had suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and pneumonia earlier in the year. He would have celebrated his 95th birthday Jan. 20, 2018.

The eldest of six children, Malcolm was born in 1923 in Rosedale, Ind., to Joseph and Anna Hunt. He attended high school in Terra Haute, Ind., and then was proud to go to Purdue University, where he studied forestry.

After enlisting for World War II, Malcolm fought as part of Patton's 3rd Army, from 1941-45. During the campaign, he took part in liberating the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp. After he returned to America, he continued to honor his country as a reservist and then was called again to serve in the Korean War from 1950-53.

While on furlough in Missouri in 1943, Malcolm married Carmelita Stevens. After the war, they journeyed to Headquarters, joining his brother, Alfred, and sister-in-law, Vess, who worked for Potlatch Forests Inc.

When the family moved to Lewiston, Malcolm founded Hunt's Texaco station on Ninth and Main. He later relocated the station to 21st Street. Malcolm and Carmelita also owned and operated a Coast to Coast store in Lewiston.

Malcolm and his family relocated to Bremerton, Wash., where he ran another Coast to Coast store. Afterward, he purchased the Seattle Post Intelligencer delivery service serving Kitsap County, where he proudly worked until retiring in 1996 at age 74.

In their retirement, Malcolm and Carmy traveled widely and spent winters in Surprise, Ariz., until she passed in 2002.

In 2005, Malcolm returned to Lewiston to marry Wilma Wright, with whom he continued to travel around the Northwest for several more years. He held a deep faith, which he practiced as an active member of Orchards Community Church and Gideons International. He also held memberships at the Rotary Club and the draft board.

Malcolm was preceded in death by his son, Steven Hunt, in 1966; and first wife, Carmelita Hunt. He is survived by his present wife, Wilma, of Lewiston; daughter Kristiann Kirby; granddaughters Francesca (Tori) Rossellini and Alexi Trinh, of Portland, Ore.; grandson Ari Kirby, of Seattle; great-granddaughters Vera and Maxine Trinh, of Portland; and brothers Alfred Hunt, of Lewiston, and George Hunt, of Kamiah.

Malcolm's family remembers him as a loving husband, father and grandfather, as well as a proud Christian, Gideon, businessman, veteran and American. He will be missed. His family also would like to express deep gratitude to the caregivers and medical staff at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Life Care Center and Guardian Angel Homes.

Please join us for Malcolm's memorial service to be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at Orchards Community Church, with refreshments following.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Malcolm's memory to CRISTA Camps, 19303 Fremont Ave. N., MS No. 15, Seattle, WA 98133, www.cristacamps.com/give/opx/; or Gideons International, P.O. Box 751, Lewiston, ID 83501.

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Saturday, December 2, 2:00 PM
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Orchards Community Church
822 Bryden Avenue
Lewiston, Idaho 83501

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