ADDINGTON, HAROLD

Harold Addington Clarinda, Iowa Mar. 1, 1931-Aug. 2, 2019 Harold Addington, 88, of Clarinda, Iowa, entered into peace Friday, August 2, 2019, at Westridge Care & Rehab Center, Clarinda, Iowa. Services were held Wednesday, August 7, 2019, at 10:30 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation was held Wednesday 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Interment was 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 in 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 from 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, daughter-in-law, Stephanie (Roberts) Addington, grandson, Aedric Sabird Addington of Chicago, Illinois; other relatives and many friends.

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