In Memory

William Huffman

William H. (Bill) Huffman

On 31 March 2021, Ann Hergatt Huffman, posted the following announcement on Facebook: “It is with a heavy heart and immense sadness to share the news that the love of my life, Bill Huffman, passed away last week from complications related to cancer. After over 40 years in academia, Bill retired from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in May of 2017 as a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychological Sciences. Bill was beloved by his students throughout his career. Bill possessed a love for culture and history and had the opportunity to live and work in Germany, England, and Japan, in addition to North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Arizona, and Virginia. Bill was a gentle and kind soul who lived life to the fullest. He loved to travel, tend plants, cook, watch cartoons, root for Duke basketball and spend time with loved ones.”   

Bill, who earned his B.A. and M.A.Ed. degrees at East Carolina University and the Ed.S. and Ph.D. at Duke University, was an outstanding overseas Marylander who worked in the European and Asian Divisions throughout the 1990s and into the new century.  In addition to heading the Counseling and Personnel Services (CAPS) graduate program in both divisions, he was both a faculty member and the Area Director for Central Germany, Greece, Honduras, Portugal, Spain and Turkey.

In lieu of flowers, it is suggested that donations be made to the Flagstaff Family Food Center ( in Bill’s honor.

There will be a celebration of Bill’s life on September 19, 2021 in Flagstaff, AZ.


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05/22/21 07:53 AM #1    

Doug Lemmon

The following is from Ann Huffman:


Hello friends, family and colleagues,
Some of you may not have heard the news of Bill’s passing. It is with deepest sorrow that I tell you Bill passed away on March 22, 2021 from a very aggressive form of cancer. Bill was beloved by many and friend to many more. I feel so lucky to have had Bill as my partner in crime for the past 25 years, but am also trying to figure out how to do life without him.
Bill was an incredibly intelligent and kind person, who lived a very good life. Amongst his travels, he considered each of you a friend. I will be holding a celebration of Bill’s Life on September 19, 2021. This will be a time to honor the person he was with stories and remembrances of all things Bill. The celebration will be at our home in Flagstaff, Arizona. More information regarding this event will be coming in the future, however, I wanted to be sure to pass along the heartbreaking news of his passing and the date of the celebration. If you are interested in attending please click here
Thank you so much for your friendship and support during this time. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Flagstaff Family Food Center in Bill’s name:
(928) 526-2211
Ann Huffman


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