Donald Wayne Huffman, 73, of Union, died Aug. 10, 2006, at Saint Luke’s Hospital in Boise.
A funeral service was held Monday at the United Methodist Church in Union. Interment was at the Union Cemetery, and a reception followed at the United Methodist Church.
Donald Wayne Huffman was born on March 25, 1933, in Pyles Canyon. He attended school in Telocaset until the eighth grade. Don later graduated with the Union High School class of 1951.
After high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and after his honorable discharge he returned to the family ranch. On July 10, 1957, he married Lois Carlson in La Grande.
The couple raised three children, and Don later moved to Hermiston due to its warmer climate where he worked as an excavator and property developer. He later returned to Union to be with his family.
He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, Elks Lodge, Union Range Riders and was on the board of directors for the Eastern Oregon Livestock Show. He enjoyed going to auctions, building things, socializing, and most of all loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and was always willing to help someone in need.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Donna and Mark Beverage of Cove, Rodger and Jodi Huffman of Union, and Jill Billman of Union; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and sister; numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
His parents preceded him in death.
Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Don Huffman to the Diabetes Association in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St., La Grande, OR 97850.
To view the obituary, leave a condolence or sign the guest book on-line, visit, www.danielschapel.com.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, August 22, 2006
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor