Soffia Valgerdur Huntley |

Soffia Valgerdur Huntley

A celebration of life for Soffia Valgerdur Ruby Reykalin Huntley of Lake Wildwood will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at Vista Park in Lake Wildwood.

Mrs. Huntley died Saturday, July 17, in Grass Valley. She was 89.

She was born on Dec. 23, 1914, in Blaine, Wash. She graduated from the University of Washington Swedish Hospital, School of Nursing in Seattle, Wash. She married Coleman Scott Huntley on April 12, 1940, in Los Angeles. She was the eighth stewardess hired by United Airlines. When she was hired as a stewardess it was require they also had to be a nurse. She was a nurse for 40 years. She was a member of the Clipped Wings of United Airlines. She enjoyed golf, bridge, and being a grandmother.

She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Judy Hallson of Edmonds, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Roxine and Rob Iversen of San Francisco; son and daughter-in-law, Coleman Scott Huntley Jr. and Levon Huntley of Grass Valley; grandsons Coleman Scott Huntley III and Roderick Coleman Roth Iversen; and granddaughter, Kristina Marie Roth Iversen. She was preceded in death by her husband Coleman Scott Huntley Sr. in 1983.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Foothills, 12399 Nevada City Highway, Grass Valley 95945.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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