Name: Faunette
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Date: Sunday, July 10, 2005
Time: 09:08 AM

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Dear little sister,

I think Huitt left the metro area in the early 1990s. After leaving VA beach he stayed with me for awhile...installing a motion light on my front and back porches and on the shed in the back yard. Also he went with me to see my husband in the nursing home and when I mentioned how sorry I felt for him, he told me I should feel worry for myself as I had no one to care for me, but my dear sister, who knows everything had been my great solace and keeper from going off the deep end.

Also I know it's not relevant, but his summonses to CA, and the numerous visits with him in VA were the visits/vacations that allowed me to keep my head on straight. He also worked as a deck attendant at LC during a semester or two at HU. This is a lovely site and having "been there and done that," I don't envy you this trip, but I wish that I could go too.

This is a wake up call for us all...so please stop running at such a terrific pace, I can't make it without my little sister. Love and kisses, Faunette


Name: yolanda Marquez
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Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 11:03 AM

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I met Huitt here at the League very nice guy sorry to hear about his loss he will be missed here.


Name: Eric Letey
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Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 11:29 AM

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Huitt was a good guy. Eric


Name: Roger Makin
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Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 12:00 PM

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I had the opportunity to become associated with Huitt at the New Mexico Municipal League. I will miss him greatly.


Name: Brenda Hunter
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Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 12:04 PM

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I met Huitt, the brother of my best friend Lissa, when he returned home from the army. He suffered his baby-sister and I to follow him around. He would grab her hand, she'd grab mine, tell us to come on "brats" and we'd be off in his Vauxal. He took us to a guppy farm in Gladfelder, Md. I think that was the town's name. I remember the zoo in the rain. I think he bought a Triumph TR4 convertible. I remember him as a vital, charming, handsome, energetic, and wonderful man. He is missed.


Name: Sangre De Cristo Community Health Partnership
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Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 04:48 PM

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We cannot believe this news. He was just here in our office on Wednesday last week.

We came to depend on Huitt and he was one of our family. We will greatly miss him.

Sangre De Cristo Community Health Partnership


Name: Steve Marburger
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Date: Monday, July 11, 2005
Time: 06:13 PM

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Huitt worked for me as a sub contractor on many occasions. It was always interesting to speak with him about life, politics and many other issues. I was always impressed by Huitts' intellect and strong opposing view points. He was a good friend and will be missed by all in Santa Fe.


Name: Leslie Hoeflich
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Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Time: 08:35 AM

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I had the great pleasure of working with Huitt on my recent move to Santa Fe. He was a sweet and kind man. In the town of "maņana", Huitt was always there when I needed him. He will sorely be missed by me and the many people who have come to know and love him here in Santa Fe.


Name: James Walker
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Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Time: 02:31 PM

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My condolence to the lost of your brother. I found your remembrance of him very nice. I remembered your visit to him while you were at GEICO. You're in our prayers.


Name: David Keyser
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Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Time: 06:24 PM

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It is so hard to believe that Huitt is gone. I have been stewing about what to put here for the last few days; not wanting to embrace the reality of his passing.

Huitt and I worked closely at the New Mexico Municipal League. He was a major resource for configuring the many hardware & software solutions we use each day. Huitt was always responsive to my calls and if he didn't know the answers, he would work to find them.

I didn't really get to know Huitt much outside of our technical endeavors--it seems that he was always running from one technology crisis to another, solving problems with his honest style and exceptional energy. These problems seemed to leave little time for communication about life in general, though we occassionally discussed world events. Huitt really enjoyed his work and the technical challenges brought upon him.

I want to express my sympathy to Huitt's family and thank Lissa for writing such an informative biography. Your words make his passing a little easier, knowing that Huitt led such an exciting and adventurous life. Huitt had an incredible memory and intellect that is rare to find these days. He will be sorely missed by all those lucky enough to have known and worked with him.


Name: Midge Johnson
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Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Time: 07:49 AM

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Lissa, I send my condolences to you and your family for loss of your brother. I pray that God will cover you all with his peace as you grieve your loss.

Sincerely, Midge Johnson


Name: Michelle Kronick
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Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Time: 08:34 AM

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I am very sorry for your loss.


Name: Rosita E. Trujillo
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Date: Thursday, July 14, 2005
Time: 09:59 AM

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Lissa, I cannot tell you how important Huitt was to our organization. He was a great friend to all of us here at Sangre, whenever we needed him he was here with a smile. I always asked him where the chocolate donuts were and why he had not brought me any. He always stated he would bring them next time. His presence here at the office will be greatly missed, as it is already. My granddaughter, Victoria Trujillo, who also worked with Huitt sends her condolences. I have printed out the picture you sent with this article and I will put it up here in our office, as he was a part of our family. Lissa, thanks for letting us know of Huitt's passing.

Rosita E. Trujillo


Name: Karen Briner
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Date: Friday, July 15, 2005
Time: 04:16 PM

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This is Karen, Huitt's upstairs neighbor at Hacienda Cordova and Buddy's mom. I wish I had time to collect all the years of e-mails Huitt has sent about his love for that cat and that cats' love for him. I moved in to A-5 with Buddy and Punkin (my cats) in 1997 or '98. I was cleaning and feathering my new nest the first day. I turned on the water in the bathroom sink and pulled the stopper closed, then wandered off to another project. Soon came some very frantic knocking at my door. A man was, well not exactly shouting, but, urging me desperately to turn off my water. The sink was over flowing and flooding his rooms below. Oh,,, my,,, god... Not the best way to meet your new neighbors. I was so embarrassed. I offered to pay for the damages but he said it was no big deal.

As I began to settle into my new life in South Capitol, I always made a point to say hello to Huitt. We would stand in the courtyard and chat about neighborly things. As neighbors, we looked out for each other. Over a very slow period of time, my cat Buddy adopted Huitt. And Huitt fell for it hook line and sinker. One day Huitt commented that this was the most affectionate cat he'd ever known. Well, Buddy never gave me the time of day so I was a little jealous! Anyway, the cat Buddy, who I had adopted less that one year before moving to Hacienda Cordova, immediately began hanging out downstairs.

Huitt always referred to Buddy, then. as 'that damn cat'. Then he started feeding Buddy. and bought him a second litter box. And always had stories about 'that damn cat'. And he told these stories in this very humorous tone. Like he was complaining, but, he really liked the antics and attention. Whenever I would travel, I would ask Huitt to cat-sit. And I would bring Huitt bottles of fine wine as thanks. We all know how much he loved wine.

Once I invited Huitt upstairs for a glass of wine and I asked Huitt if he thought he should be Buddy's' official cat-parent. Huitt was adamant. No. He was not in a position to take on such a responsibility. oh no. This could not be. Life was just too unsettled to take on such a responsibility.

A few months later I was making plans to move to Alaska. I know Buddy would be very unhappy. Huitt showed up at my doorstep one evening with a bottle of wine. By the end of the bottle, we had agreed that Huitt would keep Buddy.

Thus ensued 4 years of correspondence from Huitt about Buddy and their lives together. I cannot describe it. Their lives were so, connected. At first I was a little jealous that Buddy showered his affections on Huitt and not on me. You know, some things were just so meant to be. Buddy gave Huitt the most immense happiness. They adored each other and Huitt's correspondence about their lived together is very poignant. This man and this animal were inseparable.

Dear Hiutt, please do not worry about your beloved Buddy. I will be sure he is well cared for. Buddy thanks you, and I thank you, for absolutely everything. Rest in peace. Karen


Name: Kevin Willis
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Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Time: 07:43 AM

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Greetings, I am Huitt's nephew and having reached my 50th birthday I have some life experience enabling me to provide an informed perspective on good ol' Huitt. I think about the impact of older male family members in the lives of developing youth. Boy...Huitt was a hero to me. The guy was smart. He was alive. He dreamed. He was funny. He was different. He had a rebel streak in him. Did I say he was funny? He was kind of crazy. To me he had it all together.

As I got older, he was just so different. He was technically smart. He had these unusual artistic leanings. I heard that he had this beautiful wife. He lived in California. He drove sports cars. He liked plants; To me, he seemed like five different people rolled up into one, living out a dream. One day he stopped by our house and cooked. The guy could cook!! He knew what ingredients to buy. It mattered to him what spices we had; small details like this were worth a trip to the store. He turned me on to aasparagus. Can you believe that he made aasparagus taste delicious. O yeh...he could do some serious cooking.

When Huitt made one of his rare visits it was a special event, but how do you tell somebody that they are your hero? I marveled at him quietly in my heart. He was living a dream. Was it possible to arrive at the place he had come to? More years went by. I saw him rarely. I got married. I was stationed on the west coast. I honeymooned in CA, and guess who was close by? Uncle Huitt met my wife and me and took us out to dinner on two occasions. Those events were magical but then so was Uncle Huitt. Vanessa and I still remember our first time together with Uncle Huitt.

Why couldn't we have been closer over the years? Approaching 30, well...for some years now I knew that Huitt's life was not all magical, but I tell you one thing...he was magic. I have thought of him as the most naturally funny person I have known. If only he was really laughing all the time. He was not. I learned that he carried scars and bruises stemming from his youth, relationships, the normal things I suppose.

More years went by and in a strange confluence of events I ended up living relatively near this nomad as the military moved me to Newport News, VA. Good ol' Huitt was living in VA Beach. Huitt helped me pick out my first PC. He came over my new house to hook it up. He loaded my machine with his own software. There he was. A hero from my youth, doing his thing, helping out my family of five (now six). A few months later my whole family got to visit and have dinner with Huitt at his home. This was an unforgettable experience because it was during this visit that I saw how much he had been wounded over the years. Huitt...how could this be? You were so funny. So different. So likeable. So full of life. Why couldn't you let go of the pain?

The nomad moved again. This time to NM. I don't believe I ever saw him again and that would be for about 8 years. Email contact was extremely rare. Telephone contact...well during the time of my Dad's passing I had a chance to talk to him.

Well, Hiutt is gone now. I am a spiritual person. A genuine Christian most folks who know me would say. I felt sadness at the news of his departure, but maybe not for the "normal" reasons. I wanted this prince of a guy to know peace in his heart. The kind of peace that only God can convey. I hope he found it. O how he deserved it...merited it as far as I am concerned.

Little boys, teenaged boys need heroes that are close to them. That was you Huitt and so was my Dad. They are both gone now but they did their part in my life years ago. I needed a hero. Thanks Huitt for being all of that and more. Youthful heroes never diminish. You remain with me Huitt-always a hero.


Name: Cara Ortega
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Date: Thursday, July 21, 2005
Time: 02:08 PM

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Dear Lissa and Family-

My deepest sympathy to you during this time of sorrow. I knew Huitt for a little over a year, I worked with him at Sangre de Cristo CHP. Huitt was a kind and entertaining person, whom I enjoyed exchanging stories with. I can still hear him telling me "Good Grief!" whenever I said something that amused him. He was a special man and will be greatly missed!

Vaya con Dios mi amigo! (Go with God my friend!)

Cara Ortega


Name: Tom Simon
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Date: Thursday, July 21, 2005
Time: 06:37 PM

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Huitt was always getting me and my staff out of one bind our another at Kokopelli Property Management, where he took care of our computer systems. I would get to work early and Huitt would already be there installing something he felt I needed. He had a key and knew the security code. I enjoyed seeing him and talking to him on those quiet mornings before others would get to work.

Over the years, he endeared himself to me in many small quirky ways. When he didn't understand something he'd flap his arms a little and walk around in small concentric circles, mumbling to himself with a half smile. Then he'd say he'd be back after closing and leave lost in thought. He would always show up as promised and rarely without the solution to the problem.

One day he walked in witha big crate of classical CD's. He said "you like classical music don't you?" I said yes. He said "here" and put a small crate of about 200 classical cd's on my table in my office and walked out. As he was leaving I asked him what this was about? Why is he leaving his cd's here. He said he didn't listen to them anymore and thought I should have them. That was a year ago and I am still going through them. It's wonderful music. He was partial to the romantic composers.

Which leads me to the biggest unknown about Huitt, he is a romantic, deeply feeling guy. I'm finding that most of us only knew and understood the tip of the mountain. And each of us a different tip. His nephew said Huitt was many different people. I think he was a mountain range with a good part of who he was hidden under a deep blue sea. He was truly a good man in a time when good men are rare. He is greatly missed.


Name: Virginia McNally
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Date: Friday, July 22, 2005
Time: 03:42 PM

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Dear Lissa, I am both shocked and deeply saddened by Huitt's passing. It was indeed a joy to have him stop by my office at the Pecos Valley Medical Center, where he was always willing to help out with whatever computer glitch seemed to come my way. He will be truly missed. Virginia McNally Pecos, New Mexico


Name: Susan Kennedy
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Date: Friday, July 29, 2005
Time: 10:02 AM

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I remember Huitt fondly from my days at Pecos Valley Medical Center, where he blessed us with his considerable computer gifts/talents. Although I did not know him well, we had a number of pleasant and interesting conversations, which made me realize he was a special and valuable human being. Frequently he would bring Krispy Kremes for all to enjoy. He was fortunate to have had such loving relatives. Be well in the next level, Huitt. And, thanks for the Krispy Kremes. Susan


Name: Eduardo and Maribel Bastidas
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Date: Monday, August 01, 2005
Time: 08:24 AM

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We met Huitt through Maria Nuzzo. She was my wife's student and became our good friend. I remember Huitt as a very nice and smart man. I remember him spending countless hours in front of his computer trying to fix stuff that was not even broke. He had a magic touch for electronics and I personally profitted from his knowledge. Huitt and I walked many computer shows in Virginia Beach. He inspired me and talked to me as if I was his student, not just his friend. Rest in peace my dear friend.... may the big computer in the sky keep you busy for eternity.


Name: driver mumu
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Date: Thursday, August 18, 2005
Time: 09:50 PM

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My deepest sympathy to you during this time of sorrow. I knew Huitt for a little over a year, I worked with him at Sangre de Cristo CHP.


Name: Bruce Gaul
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Date: Friday, August 19, 2005
Time: 03:49 PM

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Hi my name is Bruce Gaul. I once helped Huitt move from one side of Sante Fe to the other. WOW what a nice person huitt was. He seamed to be in perfect health at the time of his move. The funny thing is that when we arrived at his new home he picked a house that was very difficult to move in to. But with his help we were able to get the job done. I told him that I was going to have to bill him for a chiropractor to fix me back. The house he past away in was a really nice home.Warm and cozy. Reading about Huitt made me think of my our Grandfather that past away in August of 2003. People come and go everyday in this world. If we never forget thay will never be forgotten. I am very sorry for your loss and may god bless your family. Bruce Gaul


Name: Rosemary Visarraga
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Date: Friday, September 09, 2005
Time: 09:22 AM

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I send my condolences to your family. I knew Huitt for over 10 years while working at Hogan Group Architects. He became like part of the office and of my family. I will miss having him over for Thanksgiving every year. I can't believe he's gone. Huitt was a kind, gentle person and I will miss him greatly.


Name: Fred Gaul
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Date: Thursday, September 15, 2005
Time: 01:13 AM

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Well Friend, I kept telling you lets go see the Doctor, You don't look good today..... come on lets go. I still have a hard time beleiving you are no longer around. I will miss working with you, talking to you, calling you on the phone just to bother. I still owe you a lunch. I want to Thank You for your friendship and all the help you gave me in the past, the understanding of computers plus the knowledge I could never get in school. I didn't get the chance to tell you, that you were more of a brother and a father to me than my own kin, I wish I would have had that chance. Unfortunatly I didn't get that chance since the illness had me down and I had to find out by means of you not answering the phone I went to check on you only to realize your home was being emptied, needless to say my friend...... it was a devistating blow. I would like to convay to you I took your books and some figurines that were left behind, the snake stays on the dash board of my truck and will remain till my time comes. You are a one of a kind friend, and your memory will stay with me forever. Also I never met your sister, I would like you to know she did a wonderfully beautiful job in creating this remembrance of you.

Miss You, Respectfully Fred........


Name: Lisa Leefeldt
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Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Time: 08:36 PM

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So shocked and saddened to discover Huitt's passing. We hadn't spoken in several months, as the office computers operated smoothly, thanks in part to Huitt's always competent assistance. When I couldn't reach him by phone or email, I panicked and began searching the net, which led to this website. Seems like I just passed him in traffic a few weeks ago............

I always enjoyed visiting with Huitt as he diligently worked on our office computer systems....my questions probably drove him crazy. I treasure the time we spent together and will miss his kind soul.