Mary “Susie” Huddleston’s (Stokes) journey on earth ended September 23, 2021 in Lewiston, Idaho at age 69 after a courageous battle against corticobasal degeneration. Despite her own personal struggle with serious medical issues, she continually showed grace, courage, and compassion for others.
She was born to Isaac “Ike” and Lois Stokes (Everest) on May 20, 1952 in Lawrence, Kansas. She and her three brothers, Bill, Mike and Jerry Stokes, were raised together in an old farm house on Yasek Loop in Toledo, Oregon. She graduated from Toledo High School in 1970. She married Otis McCormick of Toledo and together they have three daughters, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She married Robert “Bob” Huddleston in 2005. Together Susie and Bob traveled around the country to visit family and friends, making welcoming homes in Florida, Oklahoma, Nevada, Oregon, and Idaho. Their doors were always open for visitors from near and far.
Susie enjoyed playing the piano, growing tomatoes and roses, going to theme parks with Bob, sewing, quilting, clam digging, taking road trips, and listening to the “oldies” with Bob. There was not a fabric or yarn store within a 100-mile radius of her current location that she left unexplored. Susie had a passionate love affair with Bob, Diet Pepsi, Lay’s potato chips, her mom’s potato soup, and Swedish fish.
Susie is survived by her loving and devoted husband Bob, daughters Jennifer Jones, Julie Arnsdorf (Sebastian), and Katie Perks (Jason), grandchildren Ashlee Venture, JT Jones, Sydnee Jones, Jackson Arnsdorf, Kristen Perks, Emma Perks, Randee Perks, as well as multiple blended family members and friends, along with two feisty dogs, ChiChi and Pip. She was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church in Lewiston.
A Requiem Mass will be held at 3:00 pm at Sacred Heart followed by a celebration of life at Yaquina Bay Yacht Club on Friday, October 15th from 6:00-8:00 pm at 750 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Family Hospice, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center at 200 Main Street, Lewiston, Idaho 83501.