CLEARWATER TRIBUNE HOME
JUNE 24, 2010
Obituaries for June 24, 2010
Clairel Vernon Huddleston, 75, Weippe
Clairel V. (Vern) Huddleston of Weippe was born
Vern grew up in
In 1962, Vern
married Patricia Jordan in
After retiring from Blue Lake Forest Products and after the passing of his wife, he moved to Weippe in 1997 at the age of 62. Vern’s hobby was work. He couldn’t sit still so he came out of retirement in 1997, bought a logging truck and became owner/operator of his truck for several years.
Once he sold his
truck, he worked for various logging outfits in and around
hunting with his sons in the backwoods of
Vern was preceded in death by his parents, six sisters, and five brothers, along with his wife of 32 years, Patricia Ruth Huddleston.
He is survived by his four sons and twin daughters, Perry and Misha Huddleston of St. Maries, Larry and Dawn Huddleston of Weippe, Gary Huddleston of Weippe, Jerry Huddleston of Grants Pass, Christine Huddleston of Clarkston, WA and Cheryl and Mike Currin of Lewiston; 12 grandchildren, Katie, Bryan, Cambria, Nikki, Bradley, Jerry, Macy, Justin, Meggan, Devin, Allyson and Michelle; three great grandchildren, Ciarra, Hailey and Myiah; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Vern is also survived by his companion of 13 years, Minnie Weidner of Weippe.
Hours before his passing he was told that he was the greatest dad in the whole wide world. Vern had a sparkle in his eye, a smirk on his face and he said, “I knew that.” Vern/Dad was the last and youngest of 12 brothers and sisters, ending a 75 year generation. As all heroes and inspirations, he will be missed and never forgotten by all his family and friends. God Bless you, Daddy.
There will be no services, per his wishes.
Leona Crouch memorial service June 25
for Leona Crouch will be held on Friday, June 25 at