Oscar Huffman (1920 - 2018)

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Oscar Marion Huffman
December 10, 1920 - January 13, 2018
O.M. "Huff" Huffman, 97, of Orland passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving daughters on 1/13/18 in Chico. Huff was born in Merced in 1920. After high school, he attended Cal Poly and completed their 3 year program in Aeronautical Engineering and Crop Production.
He married his high school sweetheart, Bettye Jayne Randol, before joining the Navy in WWII. An Aviation Machinist Mate, he shipped out to the Pacific in 1944 aboard the USS Lexington, where he earned a presidential citation for heroism. Huff and Bettye were married for 65 years prior to her death in 2007.
He is survived by his daughters and their families- Gerry, Dave, Rob Gire; Pat, Lindsay, Laura Paul; Shelley, Sam, Dan Notareus; Nancy, Ken, B.J., Terry, Casey, Kelsey Koch and 4 great grandchildren.
Although Huff and Bettye moved north to Orland in 1953 where he lead an active life in local agriculture, made good use of his mechanical knowledge and skills, Merced was always viewed as home. He believed in hard work and keeping your word. Most importantly, he was a proud veteran and family man. Friends and family will miss his exceptional honesty and friendship.
A memorial to celebrate his life was held on Feb. 17, 2018 in Orland. He will be interred with his departed Bettye in Merced at a family ceremony on Sat., April 14, 2018. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Orland Volunteer Fire Department at OVFD 810 5th Street, Orland, CA 95963. Online condolences may be sent to www.brussiefh.com
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Published in Merced Sun Star on Apr. 7, 2018
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