HALFWAY, Oregon (SmallTownPapers) -- Vicki Huff, 61, died at her home in Halfway, Oregon on Monday, May 14, 2012. Acel-ebration of Vicki's life and memorial service will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Pine Haven Cemetery.

Vicki Lynn Ingram was born to Ellis Julius Ingram and Mary Jo Stout in Neosho, Missouri on May 23, 1950. She moved to Halfway with her family, where her father worked on the Hells Canyon Dam Complex. She has two sisters, Lauren "Kaye" Kloch, and Linda Bradburry, as well as one brother, Robert Stout.

She met Thomas Francis Huff in Halfway, and they were married on June 3, 1967 in Lewiston Idaho.

Vicki and Tom made their home in Baker, Oregon from 1967 to 1974, where their three children Thomas Lewis, Donald Leslie and Melinda Kaye were born.

In 1974, Vicki and Tom packed up the family and moved to Longview, Washington. While in Washington, she worked as a homemaker as well as at the Longview Daily News and the Cowlitz County Women's Support Shelter. She attended college at Lower Columbia Community College.

When Tom retired in 1990, they returned home to Halfway, where they owned and operated several small businesses as well as the family ranch.

She loved and had a different and special relationship with each of her grandchildren, Joseph Huff, Katelynn Paar, Mariah Huff, Karissa Paar, Jacob Huff, Josh Peer and Jade Peer.

Vicki loved gardening - the more flowers the better, as well as cooking - she was a wonderful cook, always willing to try a new recipe and was amazing at changing them to make them her own. She also loved to travel all over the U.S. and spent time in France. Her favorite place was always wherever the sea met the shore.

Vicki was preceded in death by both her parents; stepfather, Ray Love; and one son, Donald Leslie Huff; nephew, Bobby Bradburry and great-granddaughter, Grace Peer.

Vicki is survived by her husband, Tom; children, Tom and wife, Melody Huff of Halfway; Melinda and husband, Brian Paar of Minnesota; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and longtime dearest friend, Ellen Lord.

Those who wish to make a memorial donation in memory of Vicki may do so to the Pine Haven Cemetery Beautification Fund through Tami's Pine Valley Funeral Home, PO Box 543 Halfway, OR 97834.

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