Joseph R. Hugill

October 25, 1948 - August 09, 2013

Joseph R. Hugill

October 25, 1948 - August 09, 2013


Joseph R. Hugill

Joseph “Joe” R. Hugill, age 64, of Lynden, died at home in the care of Hospice and his family Saturday, August 9, 2013. Joe was born in Coos Bay, OR on October 25, 1948. He graduated from Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, MA in 1967, and earned a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Joe, from a Navy family, served the Navy in the Pacific for 23 years, retiring with the rank of Commander. While in San Diego Joe was a Scout Master and leader within the Boy Scout community. Joseph experienced his Christian awaking at the age of 42, while serving in the Pacific. After retiring, he returned to school for a Masters Degree in Education and taught at Granger Junior High in the San Diego area for 10 years. He moved to Lynden in 2006, ‘working for free’ as a volunteer with and for his church, Sunrise Baptist, and with the senior community.

Joseph was preceded in death by wife Jo Ann (Ward) Hugill; parents, Harry S. and Gladys L. (Parker) Hugill; brother Stanley C. He is survived by children Jennifer (daughter) and Patrick (son); daughter-in-law Mary, grandchildren Caleb and Samantha; and sister, Lela.

Farewell Tribute Information

A service in Joe’s memory will be held 1:00 pm, Saturday, August 17, at Sunrise Baptist Church, 2480 W. Badger Rd., Custer, WA 98240, 360-366-2290. Donations Information

Please make any remembrances to Bellingham Hospice or, in lieu of flowers.

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6 responses to Joseph R. Hugill

  1. Our school has been remodeled Joe. We have air conditioning! SmartBoards! iPads! I’m in your old room, the one that had the black mold…all gone now. Wish you were still here to share the good times. To my colleague and very good friend, God speed you on your continued journeys.

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