Ralph Parke Huestis

Ralph Parke Huestis

July 13, 1921 - April 08, 2008

Ralph Parke Huestis

July 13, 1921 - April 08, 2008


Dr. Ralph Huestis, born July 13, 1921, passed away from natural causes on April 8, 2008. He was the beloved husband of 60 years to his surviving wife, Joyce and loving father to his two children, Harold Huestis and Teresa Mendelson. Dr. Huestis was a resident of Tustin, California since 1972. Dr. Huestis served his country from World Ward II to 1981. He enlisted in World War II as an Army medic and was stationed in Europe. He came back and entered the University of Oregon, graduating with a BA and a doctoral degree by 1951. He operated his own dental practice in Oregon until 1958. He was commissioned as a dental officer in 1958 and served in the US Navy until his retirement as a Captain in 1981. While in the US Navy he served at sea 3 times during the Vietnam conflict. He last managed the dental clinic at MCAS El Toro.

He remained an avid and scratch golfer and champion swimmer all his life. His breaststroke swim records at the University of Oregon were not broken for decades. He is also survived by two grandchildren and one great grandson. A memorial service is planned for April 18, 2008.

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4 responses to Ralph Parke Huestis

  1. My prayers are with you in these most difficult times. We’ll all miss Ralph, and at almost age 92, I’ll join up with him soon. Mail addressed to my dear wife, Mary Lou,announcing Ralph’s death came today, Apr 12, 2008. Mary Lou died October 13, 1998, and will probably greet Ralph if such is possible. Sincerely, WIN

  2. “Skipper” Huestis was very special.

    My sincerest sympathy to the family.

    Semper Fi

  3. Doris Booth says:

    My sincere sympathy to the Huestis Family. My husband, William Booth, is at Care House and has been there almost as long as Ralph was.

  4. Dear Joyce, I was so shocked to read of the death of Ralph and to know you were living in Tustin. It has been many years since we have contacted each other. When your life calms down, please send me an E-Mail. Take care of yourself. Veda

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