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Kathy Ann (Goodwin) Huffman

December 20, 1957 — July 11, 2023

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas


Kathy Ann Goodwin Huffman, 65, of Hot Springs Village,
Arkansas, passed away on Tuesday, July 11 in National Park
Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family.
Kathy was born on December 20, 1957 in Garland, Texas to
Jewell Ray and Virgie Merle Mills Goodwin. She loved
growing up in Red Lick, Texas and was an active member of
Red Lick United Methodist Church. She graduated from
Hooks High School in 1975, and especially enjoyed her years
in the high school marching band as a majorette.
On February 15, 1974, Kathy married the love of her life,
Chuck Huffman. They were blessed with two children:
daughter Chasity and son Eric. Kathy worked for over 20 years
as a hairdresser, and held various other jobs. She served in
many positions in her church, including as youth director, and
as choir director for adults and children. She became a United
Methodist pastor’s wife in 1995, and she loved that ministry
and lived it to the fullest, serving God’s people in so many
different ways wherever she lived and traveled, including
several mission trips to Belize, Mexico, Alaska, and Costa
Rica. She led children’s choirs in almost every church they
served. At various churches, she also coordinated and cooked
Wednesday night church-wide meals, organized and directed a
free hot lunch ministry every Saturday to any and all who
would come, and helped to organize a monthly food pantry.
Kathy was a survivor of breast and thyroid cancers over the last
16 years, and was in ongoing treatment for pancreatic, lung and
brain cancers over the past 4 years. She definitely fought the
good fight until the very end, and tried to make the most out of
every day and moment and opportunity that life afforded her.
Through it all, she kept her amazing sense of humor, her deep

and abiding love for people, her strong faith, her sense of
wonder and appreciation for the beauty of God’s creation, and
her love of travel and adventure. She was and is an inspiration
to many, and she is loved and admired for her courage and
strength, and her compassion and kindness.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, and by her sisters
– Sue Goodwin and Barbara Poole. She is survived by her
husband, Chuck of Hot Springs Village; her daughter, Chasity
Lansdell and her partner, Taryn Burton of Flower Mound,
Texas; her son, Eric Huffman and his wife, Geovanna of
Houston; her sister, Amy Kirk and her husband, Tony of
Texarkana; four grandchildren: Josey Lansdell, Joelle
Huffman, Abbie Lansdell, and Koen Huffman; her “sister-
cousin”, Judy Ticer and her husband Richard of Tulsa,
Oklahoma; a number of nieces and nephews and cousins, and a
multitude of dear friends.
Memorial services with receptions to follow will be held on
Saturday, July 15 at 2pm at Williams Memorial United
Methodist Church, 4000 Moores Lane in Texarkana, Texas;
and on Saturday, July 22 at 3pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist
Church, 5501 Main St, Houston.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the
Hooks High School Band Boosters, 100 E. Fifth St., Hooks,
TX 75561.

Arrangements by Arkansas Cremation, 10515 W Markham St, Ste B1, Little Rock, AR 72205.  

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