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Virginia "Scootie" Huff

Obituary for Virginia "Scootie" Huff

September 6, 1930 - December 30, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 88


Virginia Day Huff, endearingly known as "Scootie" by all who knew her and as "Memaw" by her flock of grandchildren, passed away on the evening of December 30th, 2018 surrounded, as in life, by family and friends, love and laughter. Born September 6th, 1930, the beloved only daughter of Myrtle and C.O. Day, Scootie spent her childhood in Shreveport, Louisiana, though her summers were reserved for Camp Fern where she learned to horseback ride, play tennis, and synchronize swim, just a few of her many talents. At age twelve she met James "Jimmy" Huff in Sunday school, where Jimmy, upon meeting her, declared, "Scootie Day, I'm going to marry you one day;" and so began the courtship of Scootie's life-long love. Jimmy would show up at Scootie's house unannounced on his little, red motor bike and escort Scootie around town. Scootie would bring Jimmy to the horse stables even though her horse, PeeWee, would bite Jimmy's hand at every chance. And when Jimmy went off to college, Scootie followed, attending H. Sophie Newcomb Memorial College in New Orleans, Louisiana. In college, Scootie became an active member in the Pi Beta Phi sorority, following in the legacy of her mother and continuing the legacy for generations yet unborn. She studied art and art history, both of which would inspire her impeccable taste.

Scootie married Jimmy in 1950, at the age of 20, and their first son was born not long after. Their second son came 15 months later, and then two daughters in the years that followed. With children in tow she would follow Jimmy to Rochester, Minnesota, to Lubbock, then finally settling her family in San Antonio.
Family was the bedrock of Scootie's life, a noble badge of distinction and honor. Her love and dedication reflected in each of the hundreds of photos adorning the walls of her home. For her years of hard work and devotion, she and Jimmy were rewarded with a family filled with kindness, compassion, resilience, love and laughter. Few could claim to rival the raucous, but refined Huff house. The arrival of grandchildren only served to buttress the walls of Scootie's happy home.
Alongside family, faith set the other cornerstone of Scootie's life; her devotion to her family matched only by her devotion to God and the Methodist church. Faith permeated every aspect of Scootie's life, from her active involvement in the Junior League, the Stephen Ministry, and P.E.O, to her later involvement as a CASA advocate, where she worked passionately for over twenty-five years. On a weekly basis she taught Sunday school and for nearly fifty years was part of the church "lunch-bunch," serving hot meals to the elderly, even at the generous age of 88! Later in life Scootie jumped headlong into working with the Stephen Ministry, an organization dedicated to ministering to individuals in need of emotional support.

In her leisure time Scootie was a master gardener, furniture artist, cook, and golfer. She spent the better part her later years roaming the green fields of the San Antonio Country Club and partying with her rowdy eighty's group in the club tavern.

A few paragraphs can do little to sum the life of Virginia Day Huff, but if you leave with nothing else, know that Scootie, a consummate Southern belle, was nothing short of class and grace personified.

Scootie is survived by her children Foster (Jessica), Helen, Glenda (Bill), and daughter-in-law Lisa (Kip); and grandchildren Benjamin (Doren), Zane, Juliana, Alexandria, Jonathan, Caroline, Sam, Megan, Maddy, and Cash. Scootie is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jimmy Huff, her son, Dr. John Huff, grandson, Jamie Huff, and brother, Oliver Day.

The family of Scootie Huff would like to thank Alma and Eva for their tireless devotion, compassion, gentility, friendship, and generosity with their beloved mother and grandmother.

825 E. BASSE RD.

Reception to follow at San Antonio Country Club.

Dr. David McNitzky will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Scootie's memory to or by check, mailed to: Texas CASA, 406 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212; or any charity of your choice.

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