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Kimberly Hanson Huggins Obituary
Kimberly Hanson Huggins

Kimberly Huggins passed away on Monday, January 20, 2014 at home surrounded by her family. Her passing came after a brief but courageous battle with aggressive breast cancer. She is now at peace and with her Lord. The center of our world has been taken from us.

Kimberly was born in Tokyo, Japan to Vinton and Rosalind Hanson. She attended Inglemoor High and The Helen Bush School for Girls, graduating early to attend Loyola University of Chicago. She attained her B.S. and Dental Hygienist training and returned to Seattle to launch her dental health career with the Department of Health in Seattle. It was at the University of Washington where she had her greatest achievements in dental research. Her 28 years at the UW were mostly spent working on projects in oral facial pain, pediatric dentistry and delivering oral health care to the special needs populations. She was recently promoted to the role of Director of Special Patient Care and was an Affiliate Instructor, School of Oral Medicine.

Kimberly loved to entertain and was noted for her fabulous dinner parties and the guests and friends she attracted. She enjoyed boating with her husband and fishing and crabbing on Puget Sound.

Kimberly is survived by her husband of 28 years, Charles "Ky" Huggins, daughters Gillian and Sydney Huggins was well as her mother Rosalind "Teddy" Hanson, brother Tim Hanson (Judith) and brother Tracy Hanson. She was preceded in death by her father Vinton Hanson.

A celebration of Kimberly's life will be held on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:00pm at All Saints Church 1716 2nd Avenue North, Seattle 98109

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kimberly's name can be made to the Jackson N. Huddleston Jr. Endowment at the University of Washington Foundation.

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Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 26, 2014
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