Northwest NEWS

April 10, 2000

Local News

Obituary: Winton Martin Hungerford III

   Winton Hungerford of Bothell died on March 28. Winton was born on February 17, 1971 in Dallas, Texas. He and his family moved to the Bothell area in 1978, and Winton graduated from Woodinville High School in 1989.

   Mr. Hungerford was currently enrolled as a student at Divers Institute of Technology in Seattle. He was certified as a diver in 1988, and was seeking a career as a commerical diver. He had many occupations and hobbies. He was an ostrich farmer, owned his own tree company, was an engraver, a bartender, and an exotic dancer with Centerfolds Northwest.

   His hobbies included paragliding (he earned the "Pilot of the Year Award" in 1998). He was a volunteer with the Tiger Mountain rescue team, a rock climber, kayaker, snowboarder, diver, and biker.

   But most of all, he was a good son, brother, uncle, and friend. Winton's life may have been short in earth years, but he packed 89 years of life into 29 years. He will always be with his family and friends in spirit and stories, and they will miss him with all of their hearts.

   He is survived by his parents, Marty and Barb Hungerford; brother, Kenneth Edward and his wife Barbara; his nieces, Brittany, Katie, and Alexis; sister, Aimee Hungerford Fryer and her husband, Chris Fryer.

   Remembrances may be made to the Winton Hungerford Scholarship Fund at Divers Institute of Technology at any Washington Mutual Bank. A celebration of Winton's life was held on Sunday, April 2, at Debbie's Drift On Inn Restaurant.