Obituaries for May 21, 2012

By Baker City Herald May 21, 2012 03:06 pm

Vicki Huff

Vicki Huff, 61, of Halfway, died May 14, 2012, at her home. 

There will be a celebration of Vicki’s life and a memorial service at 2 p.m. Friday at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. 

Vicki Lynn Ingram was born on May 23,1950, at Neosho, Mo., to Ellis Julius Ingram and Mary Jo Stout.  She moved to Halfway with her family where her father worked on the Hells Canyon Dam Complex.  She has two sisters, Lauren “Kaye” Kloch, and Linda Bradburry and one brother, Robert Stout.

She met Thomas Francis Huff at Halfway and they were married on June 3, 1967, at Lewiston Idaho.

From 1967 to 1974, Vicki and Tom lived at Baker City.  Their three children, Thomas Lewis, Donald Leslie and Melinda Kaye, were born here.

In 1974, Vicki and Tom packed up the family and moved to Longview, Wash. While in Washington, she worked as a homemaker and for The Longview Daily News and the Cowlitz County Women’s Support Shelter.  She attended Lower Columbia Community College.

When Tom retired in 1990, they returned home to Halfway where they owned and operated several small businesses as well as the family ranch.

She loved and had a different and special relationship with each of her grandchildren: Joseph Huff, Katelynn Paar, Mariah Huff, Karissa Paar, Jacob Huff, Josh Peer and Jade Peer.

Vicki loved gardening, the more flowers the better, as well as cooking — she was a wonderful cook,  family members said.  She always was willing to try a new recipe and was amazing at making them into her own unique creations.

She also loved to travel all over the U.S. and spent time in France.  Her favorite place was always wherever the sea met the shore. 

She was preceded in death by both her parents; stepfather, Ray Love; a son, Donald Leslie Huff; nephew, Bobby Bradburry; and great-granddaughter, Grace Peer.

Survivors include her husband, Tom; children, Tom Huff and his wife, Melody, of Halfway, and Melinda Paar and her husband, Brian, of Minnesota; seven grandchildren; several  nieces and nephews; and longtime dearest friend, Ellen Lord.

Memorial contributions may be made to  the Pine Haven Beautification Fund through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.