Published in Orange County Register on Mar. 10, 2019
Richard Michael Histon
1936 - 2019
Michael Histon was born October 16, 1936 in Washington, D.C.
He passed away peacefully at home on the morning of Sunday,
March 3, 2019 at the age of 82.
Mike was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He grew up in the Washington, D.C. area where he attended
Linton Hall Military Academy in Bristol, Virginia and graduated from St. Anthony's High
School (1954) in Washington, D.C.
Mike enlisted in the U.S. Army spending three years in France. He moved west to attend
Utah State University graduating with a degree in Economics. There he met his wife, Janice,
of 55 years. He had a 34-year career in sales with the General Electric, Major Appliance
Division, living in Riverside, San Diego, Phoenix, Denver and Yorba Linda.
Mike was a giving and generous soul; volunteering at the Friendly Center, Elfun Society and
Knights of Columbus. He was an active parishioner at Santa Clara de Asis Catholic Church.
As a 100% Irishman, he was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Mike most enjoyed being with family. He loved a good game of golf and was a true Irish
storyteller on the links. He loved to travel and visited every state in the U.S.A. and every
county in Ireland (North and South). Over the years he and his wife traveled to six continents.
He is survived by his wife, Janice; sons Michael Histon (Ketti), Kevin Histon and daughter,
Kathleen Histon; grandsons Cole, Finn and granddaughter Riley. Also, sister Eleanor
Hoffman (Bob); brothers Sam Riley (Eileen), Jim Riley (Nadine), and Robert Riley. Cousins
Patricia White (Charlie), Florence Wisminiti (Paul) and Jack Histon.
Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 10 AM at Santa Clara de Asis Catholic
Church, Yorba Linda.
Celebration of Life Wake reception following at the Yorba Linda Country Club.
Internment at Green Hills Memorial Park, San Pedro on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alzheimer's, UCI Mind, , or St. Anthony's Catholic
School in Washington, D.C.
McAulay & Wallace Mortuary