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In Memoriam: Maudie-Jane Huff (Feb. 11, 1925 – Aug. 28, 2023)

Maudie-Jane (Reischke) Huff was born in North Dakota on Feb. 11, 1925 to Louis and Elizabeth Reischke, the youngest of six children.

The family lived on a farm. In 1937 the family moved to Salem, Oregon where they had relatives. 

Maudie-Jane went to high school in Salem and graduated in 1941. She went to seminary in Portland, Oregon part time for three years and worked at Meier & Frank part time. She went to Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington for one year and then transferred to Oregon College of Education in Monmouth, Oregon where she graduated with a BS degree in Education. She taught school in Drain, Oregon four years and then moved to Walnut Creek, California to teach in a Christian school.

There she met Charles Donald Huff and married on March 28, 1953. She had three children and three stepchildren. The family moved back to Oregon where she taught school in Scio, Oregon and Monitor, Oregon for 30 years in all. 

After retiring in 1982 she went overseas three times to teach in schools for missionary children. She and her husband Don served in Ivory Coast, Indonesia, and Hungary. 

They moved to Silverton, Oregon in 1989. She was an active member of Silverton First Baptist Church for more than 60 years.

Don passed away in 1990. She is survived by two sons and a daughter, two stepchildren, eight grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. 

In 2016 she moved to a retirement home in Mount Angel, Oregon and then in Salem, Oregon. She passed away peacefully on Aug. 28, 2023 at age 98.

Arrangements by Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

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