Walter Francis Huxley

  • Wednesday February 24, 2016
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January 22, 1957 �" February 5, 2016

Walter Francis Huxley, age 59, died from cancer on February 5, 2016 in Palm Springs, California.

He is survived by his husband, Ken Hedrick; mother, Sonja Huxley; sister, Renate Huxley; nephew, Michael Foutes, and his wife Hilary; and their daughters, Madeleine and Laine. In addition, he leaves an extended family and many friends in the U.S. and Germany who he dearly loved, along with his beloved macaw, Marlowe.

Walter was born in Italy and lived in Germany and the U.S. He graduated from Stockton State College, and obtained a master's of arts from National University in San Diego, California.

Walter's last positions were in supply chain management at several Kaiser Permanente facilities. A co-worker on Facebook posted that he was her friend and the best boss she ever had. Also from 2011 to 2014, he and his husband owned Stompers Boots in San Francisco.

On Saturday, February 27, at 4 p.m. there will be a funeral service and reception at St. Francis Lutheran Church, 152 Church Street, San Francisco.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to the St. Francis Lutheran endowment ( ) or to the UCSF Diller Cancer Center (