Clarence Stanley Huff, 89, of Great Falls, passed away Sunday, September 2, 2018 at Apple Cooney Nursing Home in Helena of natural causes.
Clarence was born on August 13, 1929 in Great Falls to Orville and Helen Huff.
In 1945 he married Delores Gooch in Great Falls. They divorced in 1960.
He then married Shirley Skaggs in Coeur d’Alene, ID in 1962. They remained together until her passing in 2013, after 50 years of marriage.
Clarence worked as a cook, starting his career at Shell’s restaurant in downtown Great Falls. He quickly became his own boss, running various restaurants over 60 plus years.
He ran restaurants in the Mint and Lobby bars, and owned the Winner’s Circle and finally the Huff and Puff cafes.
He and Shirley worked together, driving daily from Power to open for breakfast. Clarence was proud of the fact that he missed only one day of work due to bad weather in almost 30 years of living in Power.
He was an avid horseman who loved raising and training thoroughbred horses. For more than 30 years he traveled to race meets throughout Montana and Canada.
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