Obituary of Sara Alice Huffines
Sara “Sally” Alice Huffines, 79, of Salisbury, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Born June 21, 1940 in Parkersburg, WV, she was the daughter of the late Chester Lamp and Mary Belcher Villani. She was preceded in death by her brother, William Lamp, and her former husband, Vern Huffines.
Sally was a huge history buff and started her degree at the University of Kentucky, then graduated with a B.A. of History from UMBC. She furthered her education by earning her Master’s Degree, also from UMBC. She always enjoyed a lively discussion about politics and current events.
She worked as a Grant Writer in Governor William Donald Schaefer’s Office of Crime, Control and Prevention until the end of his administration in 1995. She then spent time working with The House of Ruth as a Grant Administrator and ended her working career as a Compliance Officer with the Baltimore Substance Abuse Systems. She won the coveted ‘Unsung Hero Award’ presented by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence before retiring in 2014.
Sally loved animals and was an avid supporter of the SPCA. She had an affinity for dogs and adored her two Labradors, Riley and Gage. She also loved nature and living by the water, which allowed her to often catch a glimpse of her favorite bird, the Blue Heron. Sally loved to travel and took many trips with her children - most notably Ireland, Iceland, London, Germany and Alaska. She enjoyed the theatre and saw many shows both on Broadway and in London’s West End. Her hobbies included watching her beloved Kentucky Wildcats in College Basketball, marveling at the strength and beauty of the horses in the Triple Crown and masterfully working her crossword puzzles.
In her free time, she often gave back to the community. During her time in Arnold (1979-2002) she was the President of the Broadneck High School PTA, in which she spearheaded fundraising towards the construction of the Tim McMullen Fieldhouse. Once settled in Salisbury, she assumed the role as the President of the Village of Tony Tank Association, overseeing all the community guidelines of the budding development.
It goes without saying Sally devoted her entire life to her family. She is survived by her three children, Sean Huffines (Theresa, Ellie and Jacob) of Salisbury, Meredith Huffines (Michael Trimble) of Baltimore, and Jennifer Huffines (Tim Phillips, daughter Maggie) of London, England.
A memorial service will be held at 2PM on August 25, 2019 at Easton Presbyterian Church, 617 N Washington St, Easton MD 21601. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Wicomico County Humane Society, the SPCA, or the Alzheimer’s Association. A special thank you to Coastal Hospice and Palliative Care, and Noel Doyle, for all their support over the past few months.
Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home, PA, 501 Snow Hill Road, Salisbury, MD 21804. Please visit www.hollowayfh.com to express condolences to the family.
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