Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Nathan (Nate) Sandor Huston of San Andreas


Nate Sandor Huston passed away at his home in San Andreas on September 12, 2020.  Born April 29, 1927 in Los Angeles, his parents

were John and Jennie Huston of Burson.

   Nate graduated from Calaveras High School in 1945 and immediately joined the Navy with his twin brother John, serving two years in the Phillipines as a naval amphibious landing craft operator.

   After returning to Burson for a short time, he took a job with the Alaska pipeline. After 6 months he returned to Calaveras County and went to work for Bendix American Forest Products in Martell, where he worked for 32 years, retiring as Superintendent in 1978.

   In 1966 Nate married Aileen Chadwell Huston (now deceased) of Melones.

   After retiring from Bendix, Nate took a job with the asbestos plant as a lab technician for two years and then Calaveras Cement for 4 years.

   Always looking for adventure, Nate then took a job with Sonora Mining Company of Carson Hill as a lab technician. During those 5 years, he was personally chosen to test the purity of the Crown Jewel, which is currently located at Ironstone Vineyards in Murphys.

    He then took a job with the Angels Camp Water District reading meters for 13 years before retiring at 73.

   A lifetime supporter of the Calaveras High School football football program, Nate could be seen at every home game and many away games up until a few years ago. 

   His hobbies included fishing and bowling, where he reached the level of semi-pro. In 1948 he joined the Masonic Lodge of Milton and became a Master Mason and member of the Scottish Rite.

     Nate is survived by his children Debbie Bales of Angels Camp, Frank Thrower of Livermore, Sharon Thrower of San Andreas (now deceased), five granddaughters and 9 grandchildren.

    He will be buried beside his father at the Masonic Cemetery in Milton.  A private service was held on Saturday September 19, 2020. You may make a donation in Nate's name to the Masonic Lodge at 5 W. St. Charles Street in San Andreas, 95249.

   Angels Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.

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