Long-time Mosier resident, Elaine Marie (Herman) Huskey passed away Thursday, January 14, 2016 at home, in the presence of family and friends.
Elaine, next to the youngest of 8 children born to Frank & Maggie (Partin) Herman was born in Antlers, Oklahoma, April 5, 1934. Elaine’s early education started in Antlers before the family moved to the Northwest, landing in Jefferson, Oregon, then moving to the Hood River Valley before finally settling in the Mosier Valley in the early 1940’s.
Elaine attended Mosier School, graduating from Mosier High School class of 1952.
Elaine was a cheerleader in high school and participated in many school activities, Girl Chorus, Class President, Dramatics, Annual Staff, Magnet Staff, G.A.A., FHA, Secretary of class, and since has enjoyed attending the annual Mosier Alumni Banquets.
The only high school distraction from her studies was her “squeeze”, “Delly” who became her best friend and life-time partner.
Elaine and Delbert Huskey were married October 14, 1950 while Elaine was a junior in high school.
Right after Elaine’s graduation from high school, oldest son, Delbert “Thump” was born in June of 1952 while they resided on the Moore/Ben Veatch place on Dry Creek.
In 1953 they moved to Huskey Hill. After the birth of Dwight, neighbor Frank Hamilton built Delly & Elaine’s home in 1954 where the Huskey’s have resided ever since.
Siblings, Donita, Robert & Larry (Twins) and baby sister Terrie joined the family as the Huskey’s settled into their new home, raising their family, and where many lasting fond cherished memories have been made.
This past October, Elaine and Delbert celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.
Elaine was a stay at home Mom, raising her young family, raising and processing a large garden every year, not letting anything go to waste.
After the retirement of her Mother, Maggie Herman, cook at the Mosier School, Elaine took on the roll as head Cook and bottle washer at the Mosier School for the next 26 years where she excelled in her cooking skills, sharing homemade rolls & cinnamon rolls, beef and noodles, homemade soups, wiener wraps, pizza, never letting a hungry stomach go unfed. Back in Mom’s early cooking days at the Mosier School, she believed no child could learn without a good nutritious breakfast. Any adult fellow worker requesting a breakfast for a hungry child, received Elaine’s undivided attention feeding the child.
Many wonderful salads, fresh vegetables, and homemade treats coming from Elaine’s home were enjoyed by fellow co-workers and drop in guests at the Mosier School.
Elaine retired from her school duties in 1988.
Elaine’s spare time and relaxation was the enjoyment she received from all the flowers in her beautiful yard, produce from her garden, picnics to the back hills of Mosier sharing a wonderful lunch consisting of pan fried chicken, homemade potato salad, pineapple upside down cake, fruits and vegetables with family and friends.
Elaine’s greatest passion was anything “Delly”. Elaine’s presence and everyday involvement will be greatly missed.
Elaine is survived by her husband, Delbert of Mosier; daughters, Donita Huskey-Wilson of Mosier and Terrie Methvin and her husband Gary of The Dalles; sons, Delbert Jr. (Thump) and his wife Brenda of Mosier, Dwight and his wife Yvonne of Mosier and Robert and his wife Heidi of Parkdale; grandchildren, Danny, Andy, Sara, Elijah, Bobbie Jo, Karrie, Krissy, Larry Jr., Addam, Jeremy, SaVanna and Shay, Paul, MaKenzi, Tobin, Pete, Mychal; 30 Great Grandchildren with 3 on the way; brother, LeeRoy Herman and his wife Jane of Mosier; sister, Neoma Richmond of Gresham; numerous brother and sister in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends and special friend, Nancy Holaday in Antlers, Oklahoma.
Elaine was preceded in death by son, Larry David Huskey, grandson, Ike Huskey, son-in-law, Grant Wilson, brothers, Hugh, Artle, Gerald, Jay, J.C. and parents, Frank and Maggie Herman.
At family’s request, for those wishing to make a donation in memory of our Mom, donations to the Mosier Grange would be greatly appreciated. Please mail them to Anderson’s Tribute Center.
Services are planned for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 23, 2016 at Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals • Receptions • Cremations) 1401 Belmont Avenue, Hood River, Oregon 97031. Graveside rites will follow at the Mosier Cemetery. A time of viewing is planned for Friday, January 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. also at Anderson’s.
A very special heartfelt thank you to Heart of Hospice who’s services allowed Elaine to be at home with family when she passed.
Please visit www.AndersonsTributeCenter.com to leave a note of condolence for the family.
Information from The Chronicle and our advertisers (Want to add your business to this to this feed?)