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Stephen Huff

March 29, 1947 — December 22, 2022

Our dear father, brother, uncle and grandfather Stephen James Huff 75 , passed away December 22, 2022 in Farmington, NM. He lived a full life and acquired many friends along the way who were drawn to his caring and generous spirit. He was born in Worecester, Massachusetts in 1947. After a childhood that included much traveling, he joined the Army and volunteered for three tours Vietnam from 1965-1969. Upon completion of his service in the Army he returned home to his wife, Janise Rudd, and raised 5 children. He worked as a boilermaker in Los Angles, CA and then moved to Farmington, NM to work on the addition of units 4 and 5 at Four Corners Power Plant. He loved and had many fond memories of he called "walking the red iron" during his time as a boilermaker. In a effort to bring stability to his family and avoid moving frequently he transitioned into the Farmington Fire Department where he cherished his time as one of the guys. The comradery and fraternity of Fire Fighters is something he spoke of often. He loved the outdoors as well as camping, hiking the Grand Canyon, rafting the Colorado and Animas River, and walking his dogs. He had a unique love of his creator, Jehovah God, that brought him much joy and happiness throughout his life and in his final days the promises regarding the future found in the Bible comforted him dearly. He will be missed. We love you pop.

Stephen is survived by sons Stephen Huff, Jason Huff, Shane Huff, and Justin Huff and one Daughter Suzanne Lewis.

Jason's words about dad, " My father and I were very close when he passed. I will never forget his readiness to help me in any need. I miss him greatly and will continue to do so. My family relationships have been strained, my father fathers family relationships have been strained, and we shared this unfortunate reality in common. Perhaps this was underlying reason why he and I were so close. My heart aches for him and I choose to remember how much of a cheerful giver he was. My father had great love and sensitivity in his heart. I personally have witnessed numerous occasions while we lived in Silver City when his thoughtful gestures of kindness towards others brought him much prideful satisfaction and joy. Those memories provide for me, even today windows into his heart condition of goodness, kindness, and warmth. I will meditate on happy thoughts and a firm hope of welcoming him into my arms during the resurrection, and sharing in a wonderful camping expedition unlike any in this system. Until then Pop, I love you."

Suzanne's words about dad, " My dad was an adventurer and a lover of the outdoors. My childhood was spent camping, hiking and traveling. I have so many memories with my dad. One of my favorite's was hiking up Mt. Zion when I was 14. Once we got past the narrows we aired up our inner tubes and floated back down. A favorite camping trip was in Tennessee. Dad took my brothers and I on our bikes and it was beautiful. Dad showed us so many beautiful areas all around the states. He loved playing with is grandkids and was so proud them. He loved his music as well, I remember him blasting Enigma and opening my door why vacuuming and telling me come on, get up. Let's get the day started. What I wouldn't give to have one more week with my dad, one more call, one more hug.

My dad had his struggles, but I know he loved my brothers and I so much. He had a big heart and loved helping his kids, and others when he could. I'll miss holding your hand dad, I'll miss your daily calls checking on me and asking if there's any lies, gossip, or slander. Enjoy your sleep now Papa, I'll see you very soon. I love you so much Papabear. Your daughter -Tutan."

A service has been scheduled for January 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Farmington Civic Center.

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