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Obituary: Deborah Sue Huff

Born April 4, 1954 died May 21, 2013 in her home surrounded by her loving family.

Sue and Curt Huff were married in their hometown of Benton Harbor MI, November 16 1974. For their honeymoon, they packed up their chevy van and moved west to California. They spent six years in Long Beach, CA where their two children were born, Dustin Huff (1975) and Jennifer Huff-Derks (1980). In the fall of 1980 they decided it was time for a new adventure and moved to South Lake Tahoe. During the winter of ’82-’83, they experienced a true Tahoe winter. With obscene amounts of snow fall, the neighborhood banded together creating lasting friendships that eventually grew into their Tahoe family.

Sue Huff worked for Tahoe Daily Tribune for 8 years. In that time more endearing friendships were made and their love for this community grew. In 1988 Sue began to work for Lake Tahoe Community College. Sue worked at LTCC for 19 years before retiring in 2007, but not before receiving her A.A. in Liberal Arts, a goal she worked hard for and was proud of achieving.

Sue was an avid outdoor enthusiast, spending summers exploring the Sierras, searching for hot springs and mountain lakes to camp by. Her love for singing songs with her kids as her husband played the guitar around the campfire has been carried on by her children. When winter set in Sue enjoyed knitting while watching her family enjoy football or X-country skiing with friends.

In 2006 Sue was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. She did not let cancer slow her down. During the last seven years Sue has witnessed her daughter Jennifer married to Todd Derks in 2008 and her son Dustin married to Hillary Wilson Huff in 2009. She was the first to hold her three beautiful grandchildren, Attigen Wilson Huff (2010), Paxson Hill Derks (2012) and Anaya Sue Huff (2012). Sue’s love of travel took her to Alaska, Hawaii, Bahamas, Mexico, Nicaragua and all over the U.S.

Sue will forever be missed by all those who knew her. Her beautiful smile would light up a room. Sue leaves a strong legacy of love behind with her husband, children and grandchildren.

Please join us in a celebration of life on Sunday May 26th, 2:00pm at Lake Tahoe Golf Course

to honor an amazing woman, mother, and wife.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Sue Huff’s name to:

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF)

or the I.A.T Cancer Clinic, P.O. Box 22579 Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33335

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated May 23, 2013 04:32PM Published May 23, 2013 04:32PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.