Craig Paul Hunter was born Aug. 8, 1950, to parents Paul and Lee Hunter in San Jose, Calif. and died at his Lakebay home Nov. 24.
His love of plants began early in life, earning a master’s in plant biology from the University of California at Davis. Craig taught as a college professor in California.
Craig moved to Washington in 1983, where he became adept at restorations and repairs. Soon he opened his own business, The Window Company. He went on to work as a librarian at the Gig Harbor branch of the Pierce County Library System before retiring in 2018 after 27 years of public service.
He settled into retirement and fully devoted himself to his beloved Herronridge Farm, where he nurtured the plants as he nurtured God’s love in his heart.
Craig leaves behind his cherished wife and best friend, Aubryn McCarrell, his son Brian, daughters Amy and Lori; his stepchildren Stashu, Kyra and Galilee McCarrell; grandson William and granddaughter Ellysha Beth.
A memorial service was held Dec. 7, at WayPoint Church in Gig Harbor.