Mike Huggins, 66, passed away peacefully with family by his side on December 6, 2016 at Vibra hospital in Meridian, Idaho.
Mike was born William Michael Huggins on August 3, 1950 in Pittsburg California to Obert and Virginia Huggins. He was raised in Galt, California and graduated from Galt Joint Union High School. He was one of six children; Judy, Donna, Sheila, Nawana, and Leon. Mike moved to Idaho in 1973 and married Cheryl Bender in 1979. They later divorced. Mike had 4 children: Andrea Huggins, Kyle Rich, Jessica West, and Troy Huggins.
Mike was an avid outdoors man, horseman, hunter, and fisherman. He loved riding ATV’s and shooting guns with his friends and family. Mike was musically inclined, playing 8 instruments. One of6his favorite hobbies was buying and selling equipment and vehicles. A master of trading, he could always find the best deals. Mike was known as a jack of all trades for his vast variety of skills including welding, drywall, construction, heavy equipment operator, snow removal, structure painting, and custom mowing. He was a master of welding, welding all over the Northwest. Some of his work included pipe lines in Alaska, repairs to the Golden Gate Bridge in California, airplane hangars at Mountain Home AFB, and structural work to Taco Bell Arena. Welding took him to many different places over the years but his love for the great outdoors always brought him back to Idaho.
Mike was loved dearly and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his 5 siblings, 4 children, and 3 granddaughters. Mike’s final resting place will be in a favorite hunting location in the Thorn Creek wilderness area of Idaho. In lieu of flowers, fire your rifle in his memory.