Colin Clifford Huff
Davies Cremation & Burial Services | Cremation Vancouver WA
301 E McLoughlin Blvd. Suite E
Vancouver, WA

March 27, 1942 ~ December 18, 2015

Colin Clifford Huff (73) born March 27, 1942, passed away on December 18, 2015 with his family by his side. A lifelong resident of Vancouver, WA, Colin was married to his wife Alice (McNicholas) for 51 years.
Colin was a graduate of Battle Ground High School, class of 1961. He served in the United States Air Force Reserve, was a member of Family of Christ Lutheran Church and Minnehaha Grange #164. As an agent for Grange Insurance Association, he owned and operated the family business, Huff Insurance, Inc. for 38 years. As an avid traveler, he and Alice sailed on numerous cruises. However, his favorite vacation spot was Maui, Hawaii.
Colin is survived by his wife, Alice; children: Becky Lemire (Karl), Timothy Huff, Katie Huff-Corso and Debbie Anderson (Todd); grandchildren: Jessica, Bryson, Morgan, Ethan and Makenna; sisters: Ruth Ann Harris, Linda Dickey and Alma Gibson of Paris, Texas; nieces: Randi Osborn, Leslie Schmidt and Lauren Jensen; and special companion Sammy, his cat.
He was preceded in death by father and mother, Harold and Vernice (Brown) Huff; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia (Huff) Owings, Loren Owings; and brother, Norman Huff.
A memorial service is scheduled on January 9, 2016 at Family of Christ Lutheran Church, 3500 NW 129th Street, Vancouver, WA at 11a.m. Internment will take place at Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, WA.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Family of Christ Lutheran Church or charity of your choice.
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Published by The Columbian on Dec. 27, 2015.
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Colin was a fun and lovely person. He was our insurance agent for years. We have sailed on many cruise with Colin and Alice and really enjoyed our friendship. Our love goes out to Alice and family during this difficult time.
Bob & Suzie Schultheis
January 8, 2016
We have known Colin and Alice for several decades and had the pleasure of traveling with them to many wonderful locations. We shared his love of Maui, Hawaii and have many fond memories of our times together.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May all your memories give you comfort and peace.
Dan and Judy Jones
January 6, 2016
I am not sure exactly how the Browns and the Huffs connected with each other in the mid to late 1960 time frame. It could have be through the Grange where we obtained insurance through Colin's father, or it could have been through working together in Portland at Pacific NW Bell. No matter, the Browns moved away from Vancouver in the late 70s, but the connection has always been there. Annual Christmas cards, occasional phone calls, and an occasional drop in to visit once in a while. Colin's easy going spirit will be missed.
Ralph Brown
January 4, 2016
Colin and I spend many hour discussing insurance issues and problems. We were also a part of an old school brotherhood of owner owned agencies. Our customers were part of us. We treated them with respect and worked for them in resolving their insurance needs.
I will miss Colin's occasional calls to catch up with what was going on. My deepest sympathy for the two I knew the closest to Colin, Alice and Becky. I know you and the rest of your family will miss Colin a lot.
Rodger Lance
Rodger Lance
December 31, 2015
Colin was the one who got us interested in cruising. We enjoyed several cruises with him and Alice over the years. We shared many happy and sad times together. We also shared many cat stories with each other. We will certainly miss his smile and knowledge on cruising and many other things. He will be truly missed.
Jim and Cheryl Oviatt
December 30, 2015
Colin was my cousin and we shared many things and moments, mostly when we were much younger, but we have always stayed in touch through the years. I was with him and the family when he drew his final breath. That's quite an eye opener. Life is so precious and short. Colin is in a much better place now with his creator and free of any pain. He fought the dredded cancer disease for over 10 years, but always had a smile in his heart about the future and was grateful for what he had. He will be missed by many.
God bless you Colin and your whole family.
Rollin Hayslip
December 30, 2015
Colin was my cousin. I am so sorry he lost his cancer battle but glad he had 10+ years of quality life after his first diagnosis. He called every now and then to chat and to make sure we stayed in touch. That was much appreciated. I'm sure he will be missed by many.
Nancy (Hayslip) Kato
December 28, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father, Becky. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.
Bert and Gail Zumwalt
Bert and Gail Zumwalt
December 27, 2015
I shared more than one fine conversation with Colin over the years. While working for a fellow insurance agent, Colin would call me when I was by myself in the office to make sure I was doing ok. Always ready to check in and give a hand if I needed it. After my retirement we still kept in touch over the phone. I always enjoyed our friendly conversations. A very kind and considerate person and he will be greatly missed.
Rose Anderson
December 27, 2015
It was a honor to know Colin and Alice for many years. A very kind couple who contributed greatly to our world. I am deeply sorry for the loss of Colin. He was an optimistic brave fighter in the face of his challenging illness. Rest in Peace.
Mary Shepard
December 27, 2015
mr huff was our insurance agent for many year.he was a wonderful man and took good care of us and our family. paul and wanda cole
wanda and paul cole
December 27, 2015
You are held gently in prayer. May he rest in peace.
Dr. Jerilyn Felton
December 27, 2015
Our sympathy to the whole family. Colin was such a "presence" on Wildwood - - - including one 4th of July as sparks started a fire in evergreen bushes close to a wooden fence; Colin grabbed a hose and "saved the day". As we were out of town - - -he called us later. His kindness and more was much appreciated over those years as neighbors. Rest in peace, Dear Friend.
Russ and Joanne Melton
December 27, 2015
Sending my love and prayers for my "special" brother. Linda & Bill Dickey
December 23, 2015
Sending my love and prayers for my "special" brother.
Linda & Bill Dickey
December 23, 2015
Thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending our love.
Craig & Melissa Dickey
December 22, 2015
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