Milton Huffine was born in a small cabin near Independence Pass south of Aspen, CO on November 4, 1936. He attended school in Carbondale, CO but graduated in 1954 from Burbank High School in Southern CA. Milton enlisted in the Army serving as an aircraft engine mechanic stationed in Germany for several years.
Following honorable discharge, he returned to work as a skilled machinist for the aerospace industry at Lawrence Engineering and Supply Burbank, CA. He also worked for Lawrence Engineering’s Dallas warehouse. Milton returned to Carbondale, CO in 1974 working as a machinist with Earnest Welding Supply in Glenwood Springs for several years. He enjoyed listening to classic country music, building mechanical things, reading multiple newspapers, studying explorer books and invention magazines. He died on January 19, 2015 at E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle, CO having attained the age of 78.
Milton lived 30 years in New Castle, CO. He is survived by his wife, Margie Davis of New Castle and their daughter, Penny Davis of Carbondale; three sisters: Susan Woodhouse of Rifle, CO; Elaine Barker of Sun Valley, CA, and Mary Huffine of Rifle, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents: Jim Huffine and Mina Huffine of Carbondale, two half-brothers, Clarence Huffine and Eugene Huffine; two half-sisters, Alta M. (Huffine) Spaulding, and Ella Mae (Huffine) Phillips, his brother, Calvin Huffine of Little Rock, AR, and his brother, Ben Huffine of Rifle, CO.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, January 28th at Riverside Center, 126 North 4th St, New Castle at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mountain Valley Developmental Services, P.O. Box 338, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. An account, in Margie Davis name, has been set up at Alpine Bank NC to cushion expenses.
Published in the Post Independent Citizen Telegram, January 24, 2015, Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Colorado.