Barbara Kay Huffman

Barbara Kay Huffman passed away on Sunday, June 17, 2022, at the age of 77.

Barbara Kay Huffman passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the age of 77. She was born on Dec. 29, 1944, in Aberdeen, Washington to Ralph and Josephine Olson. She was raised in Hoquiam, Washington and graduated from Hoquiam High School, class of 1963. She also attended Grays Harbor College where she received her AA Degree.

On March 25,1967, Barbara married Walter Huffman in Aberdeen. They were married for 55 years and had two children: Keith and Renae.

In their early years of marriage, Barbara and Walter enjoyed dancing and listening to the Beachcombers. Barbara dedicated more than 30 years to the Community Action Program and the Grays Harbor Senior Centers. Barb loved greeting and talking to all the seniors daily when they came in for lunch. She was instrumental in organizing annual auctions and other fundraisers to raise money to support senior programs.

Barbara enjoyed spending time with family and close friends. She loved holidays with extended family as well as shopping and lunches out with her best friends. She adored her grandchildren, who knew her as “Grandma B.”

Barbara is survived by her husband, Walter at their home in Olympia; children Keith Huffman of Elma, Washington and Renae (Ryan) Penner of Eagle, Idaho; grandchildren Zachary and Dillon Penner as well as several cousins and many wonderful friends. She is preceded in death by both her parents and sister, Sharon Olson.

She will be remembered for her kindness, community service, and for being an amazing friend and coworker to so many.

Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels Program: Hoquiam Senior Center, 703 Simpson Ave Box 4 (MOW), Hoquiam, WA 98550 (Checks payable to CCAP).

A celebration of life will be held in honor of Barbara on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 1 p.m. at the Aberdeen Senior Center (formerly Aberdeen Eagles), located at 208 West Market St, Aberdeen, WA 98520.

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