Alberta “Bert” Huff passed away suddenly, possibly of a heart attack, in Evanston Wyoming on Thursday July 22nd and went to be with the Lord at the age of 64. She was born in Wheatland Wyoming, on Jan. 19, 1957, to Homer and Georgia Mae Trimble (Robb). Bert was raised on a family ranch in Cassa (Platte County) WY. She attended her school years in Glendo, was involved in track and field and graduated in 1975. She married Barry Ripley and had 1 son Steve. She Attended the University of Wyoming and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education with an emphasis in early childhood education. Bert and Steve moved to Evanston in August of 1980, where she met a whole crop of new teachers to the booming area. Many of them were lifelong friends. She taught 1st grade at East and Aspen Elementary schools. She was remarried to Ben Huff in June of 1982, and they had 1 son Adam. The family moved to Sunnyside Washington in 1989 where Bert taught Kindergarten for 2 years in Grandview. The family then moved to the Payson Utah area in 1991 where she taught for a few years in Spanish Fork and also did some other jobs. Later moving to Pinetop and Showlo Arizona, Bert finished up her teaching career. Bert and Ben later moved to the Lewis County Washington area in 2008. In her early adult life she enjoyed skiing, and riding 4wheelers with the family, later on she loved playing cribbage with her friends. Although Bert wasn’t super religious, she knew that her Father in Heaven loved her.
Bert’s family includes Steve (Heather) Ripley of Evanston, Adam (Dena) Huff Centralia Washington. Sister Sandra Gerstner, and Brother-in-law Daryl Moses. Grandchildren included Chance and Serenity Huff and John and Isaac Ripley. She was preceded in Death by her Husband Ben, her parents Homer and Georgia, her sister Pamula Moses, daughter (miscarriage) Emily.
Funeral Services will be held on Monday July 26th at Union Presbyterian Church 224 10th street Evanston. A remembrance of life will take place at a later date in Lewis County Washington.