Delwood Huffman

Obituary of Delwood Huffman

Del Huffman died October 22, 2019, surrounded by family in Olympia, Washington. He was born in Minnewauken, North Dakota on July 30, 1937, the son of Albert Huffman and Beatrice (Fjermstad) Huffman. Graduating from Minnewauken High School in 1956, Del and his best friend immediately joined the Navy. He received training and spent his career in the U.S. Naval Security Group. He had three children by his first marriage.

After military service, Del attended Highline Community College for telecommunication courses. Later, working for General Services Administration (GSA), and with the Wire Transfer Department for Seattle-First National Bank, Del met Gwen and they married in May 1991.

Retiring in 1998, Del and Gwen joined the Airstream Club, moving to the Washington Land Yacht Harbor in Olympia. Del served as the President of the Washington Unit, WBCCI (Airstream Club), and they traveled many miles throughout the U.S. and Canada in their RV. His hobbies were woodworking, gardening, raising dahlias and helping others.

Del is survived by his wife, Gwen; son, Michael Huffman; daughters, Kathryn Cutter and Denise Huffman; stepsons, Jason Buck (Joani) and Sean Buck (Whitney); nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, November 9, 2019, 1:00 p.m., at the Olympia-Lacey Church of God, 5005 Lacey Blvd. SE, Lacey, WA 98503. Memorial donations in Del’s name may be sent to Northwest Battle Buddies, 11700 NE 95th St., Vancouver, WA 98682.

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Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Olympia-Lacey Church of God
5005 Lacey Blvd. SE
Lacey, Washington, United States
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