Lucile “Lucy” Huffer, of Auburn, Washington, passed away January 1, 2022 at age 83, from complications related to heart disease. Her last years of life were lived with grace and strength as she navigated the many layers of declining health.
Lucy was a life-long learner, completing certifications in Addiction Counseling and Para-Education. She also enjoyed taking art classes and worked for the pottery studio at Green River College. Though she worked in many different fields, she often said her years waitressing at The Starting Gate were among her favorites.
Her talents were varied and many. She was a potter, painter, gardener, seamstress and poet. After raising a family and working hard her whole life, she was able to dive into arts and crafts unabashedly. Her small apartment at Shag was turned into an artist’s loft, providing the contentment and joy in her life that she had always wanted. She was an example for everyone around her that’s it’s never too late to do what you love. A small painting that she created said it all, “Enjoy life, it’s later than you think.”
She is survived by her two daughters, Fawn Butler of Auburn and Seana Huffer-Corea of Fircrest. She is also survived by four grand-children and three great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her son Shannon Huffer.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, March 5th, 12:30 p.m. at the Dumas Bay Centre in Federal Way.