Nov 022012

Kenneth Eugene Huish, 64, passed away on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in Lakeside. Services will be held at the Templeview Chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Highway 277 at Snowflake on Saturday, Nov. 3. The viewing will be from 9 to 11 a.m., with services following at 11.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1948, in Douglas, the oldest of four children to Gerald Eugene and Ida Ruth Jes-persen. He loved Douglas, and reflected often on stories of his family and friends from his youth.
Kenny, or Ken, was a 1966 graduate of Douglas High School. After a time at Cochise College, he chose to serve a mission for the LDS church. He served in the West Mexico Mission; he loved serving the people of Mexico.
After his mission he transferred to Arizona State University and pursued a career in secondary education. While at Arizona State, he reconnected with and married Diane East Huish on June 1, 1973. After he finished college, he and Diane moved to Kearny, where Ken taught Spanish and American History. Along with teach-ing he coached various sports at the high school, and also umpired baseball for many years.
Ken and Diane were blessed in 1978 with their only child, Aaron.
Ken worked and served the people of the Copper Basin for almost 25 years. He served as mayor, vice mayor and on the town council in Kearny. Ken served in two Bishoprics in the LDS Ward in Kearny, and in the high council in the Globe LDS Stake.
He loved his days as a teacher and the many students that he interacted with; many will remember his passion at the microphone as the “Voice of the Bearcats.” Ken loved Ray High School and Kearny, but in 2001 he accepted the athletic director position at Snowflake High School. He retired from that position in 2006.
In 2005 he married Denise Scorse. When Ken met Denise, this helped him fulfill one of his other lifelong dreams, radio. He and Denise had many days and evenings enjoying time together at the radio station.
Ken will be missed by family and friends from all over Arizona.
Survivors include his wife, Denise of Snowflake; his son, Aaron (Jody) of Snowflake; his mother, Ruth of Douglas; his sister, Jeninne Wright (Doug) of Douglas; two brothers, Mike (Patti) of Mesa and Donnie (Sherry) of Douglas; his grandchildren, Ellie and Kamry; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his spouse, Diane; and by his father Gerald.
Norvel Owens Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.