John Hunter U.S. Veteran

January 19, 2021

John Hunter 81, died January 19, 2021. He was preceded
in death by his parents Muriel H. Hunter and Webster
B. Hunter and his brother Richard W. Hunter, Sr. He
is survived by his wife of 60 years, Charmalee Dow
Hunter. His children, Rosemary Cowen (Loren Cowen)
and Thomas Hunter (Lenee Hunter). His grandchildren
Elizabeth Krater (Andrew Krater), Charles Cowen, Hogan
Hunter and Alexia Hunter.

John was born and raised in Reno and graduated from
Reno High in 1957. His senior year, he attained the rank
of JROTC Brigade Commander of the Huskie Battalion.
He also was the Captain of the Reno High Rifle Team
which served him well. After high school, he became
a Marine Corps reservist. He then earned a Bachelors
Degree and Masters Degree from UNR. He participated
in their ROTC and later joined the Army as a Lieutenant,
where he was a Artillery Battery Commander at Fort Lewis WA.

He loved his grandchildren very much (Elizabeth, Charlie,
Hogan and Alexia) and spent as much time as he could
with them. He loved spending time with family. He spent
many hours at Pyramid, Tahoe and Fallon hunting and
fishing. John enjoyed telling stories about growing up in
Reno and living in Nevada.

He retired from Carson High School after 30 years. He
Coached for many years and for some time you could
hear him announcing Football games on Friday nights.
He loved teaching, Chemistry was his favorite. You would
be hard pressed to find a family that didn’t have at least
one member that had had him as a Teacher. He often told
stories about his time at Carson High.

After his retirement he was able to spend more time with
his family, grand-children and friends. John was always
there to help out and always had his hammer and nails
handy. He built the house he lived in. He liked to work
with wood and kept busy with many projects. You can
even see the arches that he made for Carson City at the
Park on Rice and Carson Street.

For many years he would hunt, fish or shoot his favorite
guns, most every day. He would often leave school on
a Friday and either go fishing at Pyramid Lake or duck
hunting in Fallon. His love of the outdoors was passed on
to his children and grandchildren.

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