Bonsall N. Huffington, lifetime resident of Delta County, died Oct. 27, 2012, at Delta County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness with pneumonia. He had been hospitalized since an auto accident on Sept. 13, 2012.
He was 80.
Bonsall Nelson Huffington was born in Roubideau on Feb. 21, 1932, to Nelson and Annie (Rudolph) Huffington. He attended school in a one-room school in Escalante. In high school he was active in ag and lettered in FFA. After graduation he attended Colorado A&M (now CSU) where he studied animal husbandry and agriculture. During his college years he judged livestock and showed steers.
Mr. Huffington married Verla Tucker on April 13, 1952. They had three children, Deborah, Sharon and Scott, and fostered more than 29 children. The couple moved to Escalante Canyon and worked for his dad irrigating and preparing for harvest. He worked as a carpenter and farmer until he began working for Meadow Gold Dairy then Holly Sugar Company. In 1955 the family opened an ice cream shop in North Delta called Dairy King.
He enjoyed raising and showing horses, was a 4-H leader and was active in his children's projects.
Mr. Huffington is survived by his wife, Verla, of Delta County; his children, Deborah Edwards, Sharon Fladeland and her husband Kelly, and Scott Huffington and his wife Judy, all of Delta; his grandchildren, Aaron Edwards, Cherie Edwards, Anthony Edwards, Rhonda Ruppe, Joni Hooper and Sierra Huffington; 19 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Huffington.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, Nov. 1, from 5-7:30 p.m. at the Gunnison Valley Church of the Nazarene, 1721 H Road, Delta. A funeral service is scheduled Friday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Gunnison Valley Church of the Nazarene with burial to follow at Delta City Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by Sunset Mesa Funeral Directors' Delta Funeral Home.blog comments powered by Disqus