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JOHN "SCOTT" HUNTINGTON


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JOHN "SCOTT" HUNTINGTON Obituary
JOHN "SCOTT" HUNTINGTON December 4, 1950-March 30, 2018 John Scott Huntington, a Las Vegas native, passed away Friday, March 30, 2018, from complications relating to heart failure and kidney disease. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends in his last days. Scott was born December 4, 1950, in Las Vegas, to Jack Clifford Huntington and Colleen Gentry Huntington. Scott started his musical journey at the age of 10, when he began a stint with the Las Vegas Optimist's Boys Choir while also studying the drums. He picked up his first guitar at age 14. Scott graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1969. Scott was a founding member of the local band, "Who's the Father?" from the late 1960's to mid-1970's. Scott loved everything about music and continued to sing, write songs and perform throughout his entire life. Scott learned the family trade from a young age, working for his father and with his brothers at Huntington Jewelers of Las Vegas for many years. He married Leslie Mortensen June 29, 1980, in Las Vegas. They were blessed with two daughters who were the light of his life, Jaclyn Marie and Tara Colleen. In 1980, Scott and Leslie moved to the Reno area where they opened their jewelry store The Gold Works. They lived near Reno until 1993, when they moved back to Las Vegas and opened Huntington Jewelers of Green Valley. Scott and Leslie divorced in 1997, but remained friends and adoring parents. Scott married Ann Marie Van Wienen January 1, 2002, in Las Vegas, becoming stepfather to Ann's daughter, Carisah Dawn, and eventually "Papa Scott" to Carisah's daughters, Bailey and Presley. Scott and Ann moved to Florida's central west coast later that year, where Scott enjoyed playing music with many other talented musicians. In 2008, Scott and Ann took their journey to Denver, Colorado, where Scott continued sharing his talents and love of music with everyone around him wherever he went. Scott and Ann moved to sunny San Diego county in 2011, where they remained until his passing. Scott enjoyed playing guitar and singing with his most recent band, "Cali Blues Cartel," at venues such as the Vista Strawberry Festival and San Diego County Fair. Scott loved life, music, art, nature, other cultures, travel, history, adventure and lived his life to the fullest. He was a proud and adoring father, loving husband, wonderful brother, cousin, uncle and loyal friend. Scott's incredible legacy will live on in the lives of all those who were blessed to know and love him. His family is hosting a celebration of his life at noon Saturday, May 12, at the Foxtail area of Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset Road, in Las Vegas.
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