Northwest NEWS

October 30, 2000


Evelyn Huff Kinsman

* Born August 21, 1912
   Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
   Evelyn moved to Seattle in 1925 from Victoria British Columbia. She graduated from Seattle's Queen Ann High School in 1930 and married James Herbert Huff in 1935. They moved to Bellevue in 1940 and opened an ice delivery business. Evelyn managed Taylor's Women's Apparel on Main Street until 1954.
   Evelyn's whole life was training generations of devoted horse lovers and guiding their competitive efforts. She was a champion of the horse world, organizing the Washington State Horseman Association and The Lake Washington Saddle Club. The AHSA and The WSH recognized her as a "R" Judge.
   She became involved in real estate development on the Eastside and was the Redmond office manager for Sam Hess Reality until her retirement.
   After retiring from real estate she moved to Alamogordo, NM to be near her son, Jim Huff, and his family, where she met and married Victor Kinsman in 1994. Upon Victor's passing she returned to Seattle's Eastside to reside with her daughter, Lynn Coe, in Redmond. Evelyn passed on Oct. 21 at the age of eighty-eight. She was a mentor to many and her favorite saying was "carry-on."
   She is survived by her daughter Lynn Coe, Redmond; son, James Herbert (Jim) Huff, Alamogordo, NM; three granddaughters, Sammi Hazen, Muncie, Ind., Renee Cairns, Bainbridge Island, Evelyn Ann Huff, Alamogordo, New Mexico; one grandson, Albert Cliff Huff, Alamogordo; and four great grandchildren, Jennifer and Whitney Hazen, Muncie and James and Suzanne Cairns, Bainbridge Island.
   Over the years she was an active member of the Wooden Cross Lutheran Church. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. at Wooden Cross Lutheran Church in Woodinville. Contributions may be made in her honor to Sowing God's Blessings, C/O Wooden Cross Lutheran Church, 17401 198th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072.