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D. Scott Huffman

June 16, 1978 - October 7, 2021

 

October 28, 2021

D. Scott Huffman

D. Scott Huffman

D. Scott Huffman passed away on October 7, 2021, at the age of 65. Scott was born on August 16, 1956, at Virginia Mason Hospital, Seattle, Wash., to Donald and Joyce Huffman. The family lived in Seattle, Wash., for a few years and then moved to Spokane, Wash., before settling into their new hometown of Moscow, Idaho. Scott graduated from Moscow High School in 1975. After completing high school, he attended Yellowstone Automotive College in Billings, Montana.

Scott married Debbie Dawson June 16, 1978, at the First Presbyterian Church in Moscow, Idaho. They made their home in Moscow before moving to Palouse, Wash., in 1998. The couple have two children, Heather and Mitch, and five grandchildren, Hailey, Jacob, Molly, Eli and Ashley.

Scott worked in the fertilizer, farming and trucking industry for most of his life. He enjoyed being self-employed and built a successful commercial trucking business as an owner-operator, Scott Huffman Trucking. If he wasn't on the road he was working in the shop. Scott was very proud of his equipment and his relationships with customers. He was a talented mechanic, fabricator/welder, engineer, and could repair anything. Scott was always working on a project. He was currently building a 1980 Peterbilt truck, a lifelong dream, which now his family will carry out his vision. Scott enjoyed his work but also enjoyed motorcycle riding, jeeping, boating, and camping. He loved socializing and hanging out with his family and friends.

Scott is survived by his wife Debbie, Palouse, Wash., daughter Heather (Dave) Beckner, son Mitch (Tawni) Huffman; and grandchildren Hailey and Jacob Beckner, Molly and Eli Huffman – all of Palouse, Wash., and Ashley Beckner, Clarkston, Wash .; brothers, Toby Huffman, Genesee, Idaho, and Kip Huffman, Viola, Idaho. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Scott was a wonderful husband, dad, father-in-law, grandpa and friend. He will be greatly missed by family, friends and his two beloved dogs, Lily and Cheyenne. His wonderful sense of humor, big laugh and quick wit will be missed by all who knew him.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Kramer's Funeral Home, Palouse, Washington.

A special thanks to Scott's care team at Whitman Hospital, Colfax, Wash., and MultiCare Valley Hospital, Spokane Valley, Wash. Donations in Scott's name can be made to the Scott Huffman Memorial Scholarship Fund at any P1FCU branch or mailed to P.O. Box 486, Palouse, WA 99161. The scholarship will benefit students pursuing a vocational or agricultural career path.

Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington, is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at http://www.kramercares.com

 

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