Alvin Emil Huhta

Marine surveyor, 85Alvin Emil Huhta, 85, of Svensen, died Thursday, March 20, 2003, in Svensen.

Mr. Huhta was born March 16, 1918, in Astoria, to Emil and Inez Alida Krum Huhta.

In 1941, he married A. Marie Oakes; she died in 1991. In 1994, he married Halcy Wilson; she died in 2002.

Mr. Huhta was a hunter, gillnet fisherman, trapper and a marine surveyor for the U.S. Government for 30 years. He then established his own marine surveying business. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Air Force in England. Family members say he lived in the same house in Svensen for 53 years and loved being with his family.

He was a member of the Elks, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and National Association of Retired Federal Employees.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol "Toni" Lynn Kramer and Margaret Elaine Hunt, both of Portland; two brothers, Clifford Edwin Huhta of Pearland, Texas, and Roy Kenneth Huhta of Rosamond, Calif.; a sister, Jean Elaine Strubel of Madison, Wis.; an aunt, Senia Juusola of Astoria; seven grandchildren, Kelly Lynn Keala, Denny Jaison, Tyler David and Heidi Marie Denfeld, Matthew Huhta and Jefferson Huhta Lyman, and Daniel Lucas Hunt; six great-grandchildren, Skyler Jaison and Jaden Keith Denfeld, Benjamin Richard, Alexander Dale and Conrad Jefferson Lyman, and Adelaide Lynn Weilenga; a special niece, Donna Massey; and many other nieces and nephews.

Funeral is 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 350 Niagara Ave., Astoria. Committal is at Greenwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lower Columbia Hospice, in care of Hughes-Ransom Mortuary, 576 12th St., Astoria, OR 97103.

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