William Huffman
1949 - 2021

Flagstaff, AZ. William H. (Bill) Huffman died on March 22, 2021. Born in Charleston, West Virginia, on December 19, 1949, Bill was the son of Robert Lee Huffman, Sr. and Marion Lamb Huffman. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brother, Robert Lee Huffman, Jr. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Ann Hergatt Huffman; sister, Linda Greenly; father-in-law, Keith Hergatt; sisters-in-law Liz Hergatt and Laura Oscarson; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Because Bill's father served in the military, the family moved around the U.S. and Europe. Bill earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from East Carolina University. Bill began as an elementary school guidance counselor, and then earned his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Duke University. He served in numerous roles at academic institutions including Texas A&M University, University of Ryukyus, University of Maryland, Boston University, University of Mount Olive, and most recently Northern Arizona University. One of his favorite jobs was delivering the first graduate School Counseling classes in Tuba City in which he had the opportunity to learn more about the Native American culture through teaching Native American graduate students for NAU's College of Education. Bill was beloved by his students throughout his career.

Bill possessed a love for culture and history, having lived and worked in Germany, England, and Japan. Bill and his wife, Ann, shared many wonderful adventures traveling around the world, but were also happy staying at home playing games, being with friends, cooking new dishes, and just hanging out. Bill was a gentle and kind soul who loved to travel, tend plants, cook, read comics, root for Duke basketball, and enjoy life with his wife, family, friends, and pups (Bandit, Honey, Binkki). His humor, love of life, and caring soul will be dearly missed.

His wife, Ann Huffman, asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Flagstaff Family Food Center (hotfood.org) in Bill's honor. Bill's celebration of life will be on Sept 19, 2021: http://www.eventcreate.com/e/billscelebration.

Published by Arizona Daily Sun on Jul. 25, 2021.
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Bill was always so kind and caring to our NAU COE Counseling student cohorts. He used to stop into my office to share stories of his wonderful experiences with his students out on the Navajo Nation. I loved hearing his stories and passion. He will be so missed.
Nancy Serenbetz
September 1, 2021
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