Lottie Lee Webb Hufford


Lottie Lee Webb Hufford, who was a role model in selflessness and a kind and generous person, died of cancer in her home in Boulder, Colo., on March 30, 2016. She was 93.

Lottie was born on July 7, 1923, in Oak Bluffs, the youngest of seven children of Aaron Webb and Lottie (Norton) Webb. She grew up in the old Isaac Norton homestead on Barnes Road in Oak Bluffs, and graduated from Oak Bluffs High School.

Lottie married George Allen Hufford in Franklin Park, N.J., in 1954, and together they raised three children. They lived in Princeton, N.J.; Palo Alto, Calif.; and Seattle, Wash. In 1964, she and her husband moved to Boulder, where they lived together until his death in 2014.

Lottie was a nursery school teacher in Princeton. She was a survivor of two previous bouts of breast cancer.

Lottie was nurturing of her children, encouraging good manners and respect of others, while letting each grow in their own way. She also mentored and cared for the children of many neighbors and relatives. She took her disabled sister Nancy into her home and cared for her for many years. We will miss her greatly.

She is survived by her son George and his wife Susan; her son Richard, his wife Linda, and their son Richard Price; her daughter Lottie Lee and her husband David. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews on Martha’s Vineyard (Lucia Small, Shirley Kaeka, and Barbara Maciel) and Cape Cod, and in Colorado, Wyoming, and Hawaii.

At her request, no memorial service is planned.