OBITUARY

Lelah Irene Huff

October 28, 1926April 3, 2021
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Lelah Irene Huff October 28, 1926 – April 3, 2021

Lelah was born Lelah Irene Harrison in Terre Haute, Indiana on October 28, 1926. She went to be with the Lord on April 3, 2021 in Tucson, Arizona at 94 years of age.

Lelah is preceded in death by her parents Fred and Mayme Carney Harrison, siblings Joan Lambert, Earl Harrison and Jake Harrison. She is also preceded in death by husbands, Alvin Mathews and Darrell Huff, children Vicky Lynn Mathews, Joyce Underwood, Bill Dale Mathews, Richard Huff and son in law Steve Knight. Lelah is survived by children Brenda Hicks (Bill), Diane Knight, Alvin Mathews (Roberta), Duane Huff (Ana Fiore), Ron Huff, Rusty Huff (Debbie) and Bobby Huff.

Lelah moved from Indiana to Arizona in the late 1940’s and although she spent a few years in Southern California, the majority of her life was spent in Tucson. She spent most of her life as a Homemaker. Once her children were grown, she worked at JC Penney until retirement. She was an active member of the Tucson JayCee Ette’s which was part of the Tucson Junior Chamber of Commerce. She spent much of her spare time doing charitable work and volunteering at the Fourth of July Fireworks and the Tucson Rodeo. She was also a member of the Rebekahs, which was branch of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows; a civic organization that focused on helping children and the elderly.

Lelah is also survive by 26 Grandchildren, 48 Great Grandchildren and 24 Great-Great Grandchildren, an amazing number, all were the lights of her life. She knew all their names and birthdays. She loved her family and especially enjoyed spending time with them during the holidays. She made sure every kid in the family received a Christmas Ornament every year until they were 18 years old.

Lelah lived a full life and although she faced numerous challenges and tragedies in her life, she always looked to the future and kept the family moving forward. She will be greatly missed.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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William (Russell) Huff

April 14, 2021

Grandma you will be missed by many of us. You have always been a person that would show your grandchildren love no matter what kind of mistakes we have made in the pass. We love you more than anyone can truly imagine and we always knew that you loved every single one of us the same. Tammy summed it up when she said that you loved your holidays and those are some of my favorite memories with you. I remember going to Catalina state park for Easter for many years growing up until we all started going to Jacobs park where in true Grandma fashion you were rolling down the hill with all of the grand children and you broke your wrist. A painful memory I have is when I went to the cabin with you , grandpa, and Joyce and I went out with the dog running around and of course I fell in yet another cactus. I will always remember you and Joyce pulling the cactus out of me for what felt like hours. We will always love you. Thank you for everything you have done for all of us grandchildren. From Michelle, Angelica, Robbie , and myself we love you Grandma.

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