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Murder Victim’s Wife Speaks Out

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MEDFORD, Ore. – The widow of Valley Cab driver William “Huey” Huson is remembering her husband as they make memorial arrangements.

Meanwhile, Medford Police have released a description of the murder suspect. Police say it’s based on statements from witnesses in the area where William “Huey” Huson was last seen.

The possible suspect is described as a white man, 25 to 35 years old, about 6′ 2”, 170 to 190 pounds with pockmarked acne scars on his face at the time; he was wearing a black baseball cap and black “carhartt style” coat and jeans. Now that police have a possible suspect description, they will continue talking to people in the downtown area.

“And that’s what we’re hoping, that somebody will have seen him in some business in downtown Medford that maybe we could see him on some additional surveillance images,” said Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau. Police say they have received dozens of tips and urge anyone with any information to contact them.

The family of William Huson continued making arrangements for his memorial service on Tuesday. The wife of William Huson, Susan Huson said the body of her late husband was released on Tuesday, but was too damaged to be viewed by family.

Susan says the body of her husband will be cremated and some will be spread along the Oregon coast, a place her husband loved to visit. Susan says she will also save some of the ashes to remember him and Hudson’s son will use some of the ashes in the ink of a memorial tattoo.

Susan said her husband was extremely caring and would go out of his way to help others in need. She didn’t like the late night hours her husband would work and she says she even spoke to her husband after he called in what would be his last fare at 10:41 Saturday night.

“It was his birthday. He got this flag at 10:41pm and at 10:45 I called him to tell him happy birthday one more time before his birthday was over,” said Susan Huson.

A memorial fund has been set up to help the family cover the funeral costs. Donations can be made at any U.S. Bank location, just ask for the “Huey Huson Memorial Fund”.

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  1. Terry McMullen says:

    I had the pleasure of growing up with Huey in West Medford. My family moved to a new home across the street from the Huson family. I was one of 5 brothers and a sister who grew up with Huey. I met him when I was 6 yrs. old and he truly was one of the nicest guy you would ever wish to meet. He graduated Medford High School with one of my older brothers and I graduated with his sister. He remained a lifelong friend of myself and my family. After high school he traveled to Alaska to work on the Alaskan pipe line as a cook. Later, he became the man behind Rock-N-Roll Productions, the company that lured big name rock bands such as KISS, Rush, Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult, to name a few, to the Medford Armory. He stayed true to his small town roots by hiring local roadies and local bands such as Raggedy Ann to open for the big name bands. Later on, I was a regular customer of his on Friday nights, where he cooked and served the best Prime Rib in town at the old Medford Hotel. It is cliché to say that that the world will be just a bit less enjoyable due to his passing. In this case, though it is entirely true. It is ironic that such a nice person would die by the gun as his father, while hunting, was killed in a shooting accident when we were just teens. My heartfelt condolences go out to his mother, sister and wife.
    Terry McMullen

  2. Cindy McMullen says:

    Bill was my husband’s long time friend, they went way back. They rode to school together, they had long nights smudging together, and they had fun times going to the drive-in movies together. He was a good man, Bill.
    I heard he could cook up a storm and could make anyone laugh.
    We will miss you Bill, God bless your soul and rest in peace.
    What a world we lived in, it just isnt fair.

  3. Rick McMullen says:

    Bill and I grew up across the street from each other on N. Peach st. We drank vanilla cokes together at Pruitt’s (Main/Oakdale) and ate lots of burgers at Dell’s.

    We drove to school together and enjoyed many movies at the Starlite Drive-In in his mom’s old Plymouth. During our high school years we smudged together at Vilas Orchard.

    When I think of Bill I am reminded of his sunny disposition and wickedly funny sense of humor.

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