Mary Swain (Anderson) Huffaker

  Mary Swain (Anderson) Huffaker was born August 16, 1921 to Alfred T. and Grace E. (Burnham) Anderson on a farm near Junction City, Oregon, and died December 31, 2017 in Yukon, Oklahoma.  She moved to Arizona in 1933 and was a graduate of Prescott High School, Woodbury College, and was a WWII WAVES veteran. 

  She married William L. Huffaker January 11, 1946 and they farmed in Cornville, AZ.  For many years they worked mostly as Poultry farmers, first fryers then eggs.  She moved to Cottonwood, AZ in 1997. 

  She is preceded in death by her husband William, her daughter Janice, and granddaughter Naomi and is survived by her sons John (Susan) of Cottonwood, AZ, Charles (Cindy) of Apache Junction, AZ  and Marvin (Leslie) of San Simone, AZ and daughters Alice (Ralph) Boroughs of Valencia, CA and Joyce (John) Roper of Yukon, OK, 16 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild, and her brother Fred Anderson of Cornville, AZ. 

  She was a member of Verde Baptist Church (now Verde Community Church), The Gideon’s Auxiliary, the DAR, and Women in Military Service.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at the Edmond Chinese International United Methodist Church, Edmond, OK and on Monday January 8, 2018 at the Verde Community Church, with burial at the Cottonwood Cemetery in Cottonwood, AZ.

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