LIVERMORE — Richard H. Hunt, 79, of Auburn, died Dec 31, at the Oddfellows Home in Auburn where he was receiving hospice care.

He was born in East Livermore on June 7, 1931, the son of Walter E. and Edith M. (Plummer) Hunt. He attended Livermore Falls Schools.

In 1951, Richard enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Korea during the Korean War. He worked as a woodsman and served as the Livermore Road commissioner for a year. In later years, he enjoyed working with John Glover in Colorado, helping on the farm.

In 1966, he married Lorraine Gordon.  After their divorce, he moved to Colorado and remarried Shirley (Heck) Hunt in 1985. He had returned home this past April to live with his daughter in Auburn.

Richard enjoyed walking in the woods, and fishing. He also enjoyed reading, watching movies, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter, Kimberly Gurney, and grandson, Nathan of Auburn; by a son, Richard L. Hunt and his wife, Barbara, of Arizona; by granddaughters, Carrie and Melissa of Colorado; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Holly and Natalie; by former wife and dear friend, Lorraine Hunt of Livermore; by former wife and longtime companion, Shirley Hunt of Fort Lupton, Colorado; and by two sisters, Mary White of North Turner and Phyllis Mitchell and her husband, Benjamin, of New Vineyard.

Richard was predeceased by his parents; five brothers, Everett, William, Oscar, Bertram and Weston; and by two sisters, Anne Stevens and Arlene Phillips.

Memorial contributions can be made to Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, P.O. box 819, Lewiston, ME 04243-0819.

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