Doris June Huddleston
June 6, 1929 - June 18, 2014
Doris June Huddleston, 85, of Svensen, passed away June 18, 2014 in Svensen.
She was born June 6, 1929, in Lansford, North Dakota to Theodore & Alma Wiese Handeland. She grew up on the family farm and was the eighth of twelve children. She attended Lansford schools and graduated (in a class of nine) from Lansford High School in 1945.
Doris married Robert Huddleston June 30, 1948 in Lansford. He preceded her in death on November 8, 2001, after 53 years of marriage.
They lived in California for two years and North Dakota for four years before moving to Salem, Oregon in 1954.
Doris worked in retail for several years, raised four children with Robert, and worked as a teacher in Salem for many years before retiring and moving to Svensen in 1990.
She enjoyed many activities, including cooking, sewing, reading, Den Mother, Bell Choir member, traveling and camping. Doris was also very active with bird watching, gardening, flowers, pets, and spending time with her family. She spent many springs working in the Huddleston greenhouse tending and selling plants. She was a member of Holy Cross (formerly Grace) Lutheran Church in Salem and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Knappa.
Doris is survived by three sons, Robert Huddleston (Jana) of Salem, Richard Huddleston of Svensen, and Scott Huddelston (Noel) of Knappa; a daughter, Denise Allen of Svensen; three brothers, Theodore Handeland & Larry Handeland in North Dakota and Donald Handeland in Wyoming; three sisters, Gladys Abernathey in North Dakota, Erma Vlach in Kentucky & Marian Rice in Colorado; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
A private graveside service was held at Prairie Cemetery in Knappa. Arrangements are by Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria. Celebration of Life on July 13th at the Svensen Grange Hall.