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HUTH, Gregory Charles
HUTH, Gregory Charles Passed away August 28, 2017. Gregory was born October 31, 1946 in Glendale, California to Bill and Maxine Huth. He married the love of his life Beverly Ann Olenick July 3rd, 1969. It was obvious to all who knew them that they were devoted to each other. Gregorys ingenious creativity was evident from an early age. When working with his father and Uncle Gerry at their Huth Muffler shops, Greg would create sculpture out of welding rod and other materials. He applied his beautiful mind and immeasurable talent as an artist into becoming a pre-eminent custom jeweler. He and Beverly opened their shop 'Silverheels Custom Jewelry' in West Yellowstone Montana in 1971 and the legend was born. Gregory became synonymous with the moniker 'Silverheels'. People from around the world made it a point to visit the shop in West, not only for the stunning decor and uniquely beautiful jewelry and creations, but to meet and spend time with Greg and Bev. His jewelry was much sought after and most clients became clients for life. Gregory had a lifelong love of cars, inspired in large part by Dave Kipp and whose shop is where many of Gregs projects came to life. Over his lifetime Greg owned many unique cars that he would restore (or not) and drive. That love was also expressed in his favorite hobby, conceiving and building really cool custom cars, including a race car he built with Robin LeGrand, several Formula Pacific cars and a 1923 Model T Roadster. Gregorys other passion was Willow Springs International Raceway, the track his father Bill purchased in 1962, and that remains in the family to this day. It was that passion and Gregorys enthusiastic dedication over the years helping to make Willow Springs the world-famous track it is today that led to Gregory becoming President of the Corporation, a title he held at the time of his death and one that meant so much to him. Gregory is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Maxine Huth, mother-in-law Mollie Olenick, niece Deidre Kipp Romo, nephews Joseph and Michael Olenick, and brother-in-law Billy Olenick. He is survived by his beloved wife Beverly, sister Jamie Miller, brother Christopher Huth, sister Stephanie Huth, sisters-in-law Connie Rice and Karen Berry and brothers-in-law Bobby Olenick, Patrick Apfel and Jay Miller. He also leaves behind 8 nieces, 4 nephews, 10 great nieces, 5 great nephews and 3 great-great nephews. It would be remiss not to include Gabriel and Gabby among those who loved Greg and miss him dearly. While Gregory will be missed by all who had the privilege of having him in their lives, his love, humor and indelible spirit will never be forgotten.

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