Joyce Darlene Huff Jostens Data Processor Joyce "Darlene" Orr Huff, 77, died January 23, 2013 in Visalia, CA., after a brief illness. Born in Craig, MO on August 7, 1935 to Harold Clifford and Fern Addington Orr. She was a resident of California since 1941, coming to Visalia in 1946. She married Herman Huff in 1952. He preceded her in death. Survivors include her six children, Elaine Wuensche (Jay) of Bentonville, AR., Zane; Clay (Sherry McDonald), Janet Burr, J. Huff of Visalia; and Lance (Belinda) of Henderson, Nevada. She has 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren, whom she adored. Also surviving her is her brother Gary Orr (Jeanne), cousins Edith Addington, Dail Addington Jr., of Visalia, Katie Cooper (Marvin) of Garden Grove, CA., and Hazel Stanford of Kansas City, MO; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Darlene is preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Edna Sealy, Idell Gee and Bonnie Beth Orr and brothers, Dwayne Orr, Wallace Orr, Eddie Neal and Warner Orr. Darlene attended Yettem Elementary School, Visalia Union High School and COS. She worked at Jostens of Visalia for 36 years. Darlene's family was the love of her life. The other love of Darlene's life was genealogy, coupled with her love of travel she found much historical information by searching cemeteries and county records. She spent many tireless hours, over 30 years, in the pursuit of genealogy and found many names; some thought lost to time, but through her prayers and diligence doors were opened to her in finding family names as far back as the 1400s; a legacy she leaves to her children. As heartbroken as we are in losing our beloved mother, grandmother and sister, we offer our deepest gratitude to the entire staff at Kaweah Delta CVICU for their outstanding devotion in tending to her needs, Thank you. A memorial service will be private and held at Salser and Dillard Funeral Chapel, 127 East Caldwell Ave, Visalia CA on Sunday, February 3 at 12:00 noon. Private burial. Condolences may be e-mailed to email@example.com
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Jan. 31, 2013