Archer David Huott, M.D.

  • Born: May 21, 1930
  • Died: October 9, 2012
  • Location: Palm Desert, California

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Archer D. Huott, MD of Palm Desert, California passed away on October 9, 2012 after a short illness. He was 82 years old. He was preceded in passing in 1990 by his wife, Rita Lorraine Schneider originally of Rib Lake, Wisconsin, and also by his only sibling in 1989, his sister, Catherine Doris Finn. Dr. Huott was born in Nyack, New York and spent his childhood in Haverstraw, New York, where he graduated from Haverstraw High School. He obtained his premedical degree from Seton Hall University in 1953 and later graduated from Marquette University Medical School (now The Medical College of Wisconsin) in 1958, earning his MD degree. He completed a Rotating Internship at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Portland, Oregon in 1959. He then served as a Captain in the US Army Reserve at the US Main Recruiting Station and at the US Army Dispensary at Fort Slocum, both in New York City, from 1959-1962. He then received a commission in the US Army. He completed a Neurology Residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. in 1965, and transferred to Tacoma, Washington where he served as Chief of the Neurology Service at Madigan Army Medical Center from 1965-1968. He then went on to complete a Neurophysiology Fellowship (EEG and EMG) at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA in 1969. After that, he joined the staff at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1969, serving initially as Chief of the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory. During his tenure at Walter Reed, he taught medical students, residents and fellows, first as Assistant Professor of Neurology at George Washington University Medical School in Washington, DC, and then as Professor of Neurology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He and his family lived in Silver Spring, Maryland at that time where wife Rita and he spent the bulk of their child rearing duties. He eventually achieved rank of Colonel in the US Army, and Chief of the Neurology Service at Walter Reed Medical Center, retiring from active duty in 1980 after a twenty-one year career in the US Army. He then entered private Neurology practice in California, initially in Palm Springs in 1980, and then he moved with wife Rita and daughter Kristen to Visalia, California in 1982, eventually retiring from the practice of medicine in 2000. He finally moved to Palm Desert for a well deserved retirement, where he resided until his passing. He is survived by his seven children, six sons, William, Steven, Christopher, David, Michael and Patrick, two of whom are also physicians, and his daughter Kristen Marie St Amant. He also leaves behind 14 grandchildren, many stepchildren, and one great-granddaughter. He is well loved by his immediate and extended family, and also his many patients, the latter whom he felt very privileged to serve over his long Neurology career, providing expert care and instruction. He also enjoyed various hobbies, such as stamp collecting and gardening, and visiting with his numerous grandchildren. A memorial service is to be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Palm Desert, California on October 19, 2012 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his honor to the American Brain Foundation (


Condolence & Memory Journal

My condolences to the children and grandchildren of the passing of their father and grandfather. I was in the wedding party as the flower girl for Uncle Archie and Auntie Rita with cousin Jeffrey Peterson as the ring bearer. I remember thinking what a big baby Jeff was cause he had to sit by his mom, Aunt Tootsie and the bridesmaids instead of sitting with the groomsmen. My dad Walter walked the bride down the aisle also.

Posted by Lu Ann Elizabeth Schneider Heidmann - Wausau, WI - Niece   October 31, 2012

When Uncle Archer and Aunt Rita had 4 boys they stayed overnight at our family farm home. At night the 4 boys were lined up to get their pajamas on. They did it with organized procedure and they were done in a little while. We could tell they had a service parent. Thank you so much Uncle Archer for your service and for being such a good husband and Dad. We didn't know him as a Dr. he had to be a good one by the way he always treated everyone around him. He was so gracious when we came to NY for Kristens wedding. We were the last to arrive and he stayed up to greet us when we got to the hotel. You'll be missed by your wonderful children and my sympathy goes out to our cousins. Praying for you. Sharyn Thompson

Posted by Sharyn Thompson - Medford, WI - neice   October 31, 2012

Our sympathies to the entire Huott family. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Take care. Love, Doreen and family

Posted by Doreen Romanski - Wisconsin Rapids, WI   October 30, 2012