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Harold Ray Addington

March 1, 1931 August 2, 2019
Harold Ray Addington
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Obituary for Harold Ray Addington

Harold Addington, 88, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Friday, August 2, 2019, at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Services will be held Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 10:30 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation will be Wednesday 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Clarinda Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Gideons. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa, where we 'Celebrate Life'.

Harold Addington was born March 1, 1931 in Coin, Iowa to Orville Raymond Addington and Alma (Zuck) Addington. He graduated from Clarinda High School with the class of 1950. Harold went on to further his education obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and Art and English and his Masters Degree from the University of Southern California. Harold was united in marriage in 1954 to Marianne Lyden and they were blessed with one son, Daniel Ray Addington. Marianne passed away in 1992. In 1993, Harold was united in marriage to Martha Chase who also preceded him in death.

Harold taught high school art and was a guidance counselor 1957 until 1992 when he retired. He taught at several high schools including those in, Fruita, Colorado, Havre, Montana, Fairbanks, Alaska, Stanton, Iowa, and Concordia, Missouri. Following retirement he moved to New Market, Iowa and spent his final years in Clarinda, Iowa.

Harold enjoyed fishing, hunting and photography. Harold loved nature and enjoyed camping with his family in the Rocky Mountain area. He enjoyed refinishing antique furniture and operated a small antique store in his retirement. Harold served on the city council in Fruita, Colorado, was a session member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Clarinda, and a member of Gideons International from 1979 to 2015 and served as a Gideon in Clarinda and Missouri for thirty six years. He served as a counseling psychologist in the Veteran’s Administration for a year during the Vietnam War.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Marianne Addington and second wife, Martha Addington; sister, Norma Louise Peterman.

Survivors include his son, Daniel Addington and wife Stephanie (Roberts) of Chicago, Illinois; grandson, Aedric Sabird Addington; other relatives and many friends.


Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

7

Aug

9:30 AM 8/7/2019 9:30:00 AM - 10:30 AM 8/7/2019 10:30:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

7

Aug

10:30 AM 8/7/2019 10:30:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Interment

Wednesday

7

Aug

11:30 AM 8/7/2019 11:30:00 AM
Clarinda Cemetery

Clarinda, IA 51632

Clarinda Cemetery
Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Clarinda Cemetery Final Resting Place

Clarinda, IA 51632

Clarinda 51632 IA
United States
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