On Saturday February 6, 2021 Melton Huffman passed away at the age of 88. Melton was born January 19, 1933 in Dallas, Texas to Robert Huffman and Annie Colwell. He came to California with the family in 1936 and settled in the Northend of the Imperial Valley. He graduated from Calipatria High School in 1951. He went to El Centro and got married a couple of hours before graduation to Pansy Brown. He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Pansy Huffman. Melton served in the Korean War. When he came home, he went to work for Frank Fleming and also started a cotton business with his brothers. He later farmed with Lloyd Allen. He and Lloyd farmed together for 40 years. He served on the board of the Calipatria Unified School District for many years. Melton is survived by his son, Paul Huffman; wife, Thela and daughter, Joy Huffman; sisters, Jean Drain and Inez Bell; 4 grandchildren, Nicole Huffman, Darcy Peterson, Luke Huffman and Seth Clevenger and 7 great-grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Riverview Cemetery in Brawley, CA.
Published in Imperial Valley Press Online from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2021.