Una &#8220Susie” Selma (Alexander) Huff

Born on Feb. 5, 1918, Susie was escorted to heaven by ‘golden angels' on Tues. Oct. 10th, 2006. She was a longtime resident of Exeter and attended First Free Will Baptist Church.

Susie was born in Oswego, NY to her immigrant parents, Fredrick and Lena (Long) Alexander who proudly gave their first-born child the initials USA.

She grew up there with her brother, Fredrick and her sister, Jackie swimming and sailing on Lake Ontario where she met the only man she ever loved, John Fredrick Huff.

They were married on Oct. 3rd, 1942 and had 2 sons and 2 daughters. Shortly thereafter they moved their family to Buffalo, NY where they watched their children grow into adults.

In search of warmer weather, they came to California in 1975 where they settled in Ivanhoe.

After John's death in 1982, Susie moved in with her daughter Sherry and husband Don Stahl and their two children, Kelly and Tim - eventually settling in Exeter in 1984.

She could often be seen riding her bicycle about town, as she believed some people were meant to drive cars and she just wasn't one of them!

She loved to dance and was always making crafts, sewing or painting. Two of her lifelong passions were reading and ‘visiting'.

These two pastimes kept her company right up till the day she died. Susie had a lively spirit and loved to regale those who would listen with stories of her past. She cherished her family and friends and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

She is survived by her sister Jackie Haynes of Mexico, NY; her children: Sherry and husband the late Don Stahl of Exeter, Fred and wife Kay Huff of Clovis, David and wife Gloria Huff of Visalia, and Cathy and husband Bill Rumsey of Buffalo, NY.

Her grandchildren: Kelly Winter, Tim Stahl, Fred Huff, Tricia Nunez, Linda Grahm, David Huff, Raymond Huff, Rachel MacGuillvary, Victoria Huff, Erin Rumsey, Amanda Rumsey, and 17 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Three Rivers Cemetery on Monday at 11am. If you knew her and got a kick out of her, you are welcome to attend.

Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.

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