Marlys Deming "Molly" Huffman, 76, of Seaside, died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, of complications from a stroke.

She was born in Devils Lake, N.D., April 24, 1930.

As a young child, she moved to Oregon with her parents. She grew up in the Gresham area, and graduated from Gresham High School in 1946.

She married William "Bill" Bradley in 1947. They divorced in 1963.

She married Lee Huffman in 1983, and they moved to the Seattle area.

Mrs. Huffman worked as a secretary for GroupHealth in Seattle and wrote short stories that appeared in several national publications.

After she retired, she moved to Seaside in 1992. She continued to write and volunteered her secretarial and writing skills to the Seaside Museum and Historical Society.

Family members said she was an avid reader who was particularly interested in mysteries and unusual or obscure occurrences.

She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Bradley of Corbett and Dr. Patricia Ridgley of Portland; and two granddaughters, Sarah Ridgley Kowalski and Lauren Ridgley Slemp.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Douglass Pioneer Cemetery, Hensley Road and Southeast 262nd, in Troutdale. Chaplain Thomas Chatterton will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Seaside Historical Society, 570 Necanicum Drive, Seaside, OR 97138.

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