Kenneth Clair Huff
In Loving Memory of Kenneth Clair Huff
March 14, 1929- September 26, 2020
On Saturday, September 26, 2020, Ken Huff, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all who knew him, passed away at the age of 91.
Ken was born March 14, 1929 in Burbank, CA to Henry and Eula (Delay) Huff. He entered the Air Force on Valentine’s day, February 14, 1950 and served as an aircraft mechanic and hydraulics instructor until being honorably discharged September 8, 1953. He married the love of his life Geraldine Elizabeth Pennington January 10, 1953. He became a cherished step-father to her 11-year old daughter (Ann) Sharon Jones. They went on to have two more daughters, Leslie (Huff) Case and Cheri (Huff) Clement.
Ken, Kenny, KC as he was known, was passionate about his job with the Southern Pacific Pipelines as a corrosion engineer where he had to be part geologist and part electrician. He loved working outdoors and as better than the computer at walking off dimensions of an anode bed.
When he and his wife moved to a country setting in Loomis in 1974, the developed a passion for growing and raising their own food and livestock. They both shared a love for getting back to nature and organic living. They were very popular for their tomatoes, peppers, salsa and homemade sauces, jellies and jams. Ken was a talented welder, he built an enormous wood burning, cast iron insert for the large fireplace in their home. Going out and cutting wood for heat was like a hobby. His grandsons, son-in-laws, and others learned to enjoy it right along with him. The good times surrounding these outings are legendary (if not somewhat terrifying coming home with overloaded trucks)!
Ken was preceded in death by his step-daughter Sharon (Jones/Joslin) Kennard, his grandson Kenny Ray Joslin, his brother Gary and his wife Betty, his brother Lynn’s wife Irene, his father Henry and his mother Eula, his beautiful bride Geraldine and his sister ILA. He is survived by his daughter Leslie, her two sons Neil and Stanley and his daughter Cheri, along with her two beautiful and talented daughters Elizabeth an Isabel and Cheri’s very significant other Dave Scott. Ken is also survived by his youngest brothers Lewane and Lynn and Lynn and Irene’s children; son Danny (married to Trish) and daughter Denise and their children. Sharon left him two grandsons Richard Todd Joslin and (Kenny Ray Joslin-deceased) and a granddaughter Misty Dawn (Kennard) Mayer who is married to a great guy Cotton. Gary had left Ken 4 beautiful nieces; Renee, Lori, Denise and Kimberly and ILA left him his wonderful nieces Eula (Palmer) McGunigle. From Todd Ken has two great-grandsons Tyler and Anthony and three lovely great- granddaughters from Neil; Sierra, Hailey and Abagail.
Ken also leaves cherished family on his wife’s side; her nephews Bobby Ray Pierce, Lance Macintosh and Rusty Fisher and wife Marlise and nieces Terry Willingham and Kimberly Macintosh. Also a special mention to relatives Ellen Joe and Jim Bailey and best fiends Sue and Gerry Duncan and their children Tyler, Jeremy and Molly. Ken enjoyed his weekly coffee meet up with the guys from SP at the Ugly Mug Café. He had a passion for motorcycles, dogs, and a good yarn. He will be missed.
A graveside service will be held for his family October 16, 2020, 2:30pm at East Lawn Cemetery, 5757 Greenback Lane, Sacramento near I-80. A celebration of Life Memorial for both friends and family, neighbors, co-workers and other loved ones will be held at his family home in Loomis in November or December. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite animal shelter or rescue.