Nancy Alice Huntzinger Nancy Alice Huntzinger passed away suddenly on March 10th, 2014 from a heart attack at the age of 69. Nancy was born in Holtville, CA but lived in Blue Lake for more than 50 years. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Big Lagoon Charlie, Nancy Charlie of the Mettah Village on the Klamath River, her parents Thelma, and Charles Powell, her children Curtis, Cheryl, Georgia, Howard and grandson, Baby Michael; her sisters Phyllis Powell, Kay Smith and her brother Richard Powell and also her cousins Burt and Bomber Brown. Nancy is survived by her husband the love of her life, Charles Huntzinger of 45 years. She is also survived by her children Debbie, Cherrie, Chuck, Cindy, Craig, George, Robert, Sarah, Joe and Louie, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren in California, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin. She is also survived by cousins Ben and Bill Mager. Nancy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a proud Traditional member of the Yurok Tribe and also Mad River Indian. Nancy devoted many years of her life searching for her missing son Curtis Huntzinger. After 20 years with the help of her family, Wayne Cox, Dave Sliverbrand and numerous volunteers was able to recover her son's remains. Nancy was a hard worker all of her life. She was a secretary for Bell Oak Belting Company for 23 years. She worked at Best Western Hotel for many years, then worked as a custodian and retired with the Blue Lake School District under the direction and friendship of Doug White. Nancy loved camping and the outdoors and recently rekindled that passion with her husband and planned to have many adventures in the motorhome purchased by her husband the day she passed. She loved swimming and sunbathing in the local rivers, her favorite being the Sandy Bar on the Trinity River. She also loved to gamble and was a regular at the local casino. Nancy was also a breast cancer survivor for several years under the care of her physician of over 35 years, Dr. Timothy Nicely. Of all the things she loved, her family was the most important. Gatherings of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren lit up her life. She would show off with head stands and amaze us all. Her laugh, sense of humor, hugs, kisses and support through all the years will be greatly missed. We give special Thanks to the Blue Lake Casino Staff, Ray Stonebarger and his team with the Blue Lake Fire Dept., Arcata EMT's and Mad River Hospital for not giving up! You did your best. Nancy is dearly loved and will be missed everyday by family and friends. We will be forever changed! Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obituaries.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Mar. 21 to Mar. 23, 2014