Kristine Louise Huff

Huff, Kristine web picDec 1952 ~ May 2015

Kristine Huff, 62, of La Grange CA, passed away at her home, surrounded by family, after a short battle with cancer, on Saturday, May 2nd. Kristine was born in San Francisco CA, one of ten children born to Richard Stewart and Bertha Duncan. She grew up in San Jose graduating from Branham High School in 1971. Kris worked for many years at Memorex Corporation in San Jose, CA. Kris had a passion for nature and moved to Lake Don Pedro in 1989 where she enjoyed all things outdoors. Her favorite pastimes included hiking, gardening, star-gazing, fishing, and exploring. Kris celebrated and shared both the historical and geological treasures and stories she discovered while exploring her surrounding area. Kris was an award-winning competitor in Black Powder Shooting with the Sonora Smokepolers. She was also a life member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary to Thom Jenkins VFW Post 9454, Coulterville CA.

Kristine was preceded in death by her father. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen Leadem and grandson Marcel Hillery of Turlock, mother Bertha Duncan of San Jose CA, siblings Michael Stewart of Olympia WA, Karen Yates of Raleigh NC, Frances Glasgow of Tyrone GA, Richard Stewart Jr. of Roseville CA, Bridget Brennan of Orland Park IL, Amy Lucich of Bend OR, Kenneth Stewart of San Jose CA, Julia Tomassian of San Jose CA, Andrew Stewart of San Jose CA, and a host of treasured friends.

A celebration of Kristine’s life will be held at the Hacienda, Lake Don Pedro, 5182 Fuentes de Flores, La Grange CA, on Monday, May 18th at 1:00 pm. Please consider memorial gifts to the Yosemite Conservancy and leave memories and condolences on the guestbook below.


  1. I worked with Chris 4 years at MRX until 1984, spent a couple Xmases at her house with her family and coworkers from Memorex, and even hiked with her in the mountains SW of Los Gatos. She introduced me to the Sidesaddle bluegrass group at the Winchester Wagon House. This was all back in the early 1980s. She was a special friend back then and I regret that we lost touch after that. Saddened me greatly to have found out that she died.

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