Eric “Huffy” Hough, 48, of Twisp, lost his brief, but brave battle with pancreatic cancer on May 28, 2019, at Central Washington Hospital.
Eric was born in Brewster to Patricia Rouse and Kelly Hough on Oct. 18, 1970. He was the eldest of his siblings, Lindsay Suiter of Colville, Washington, and Jessica Aguirre of Pasco, Washington. His nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, aunts and uncles, and the many friends that served as his family over the years, also survive him.
To know him was to love him for all the things that made him different from the rest of us. He was, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.
He was kind, he was bitter. He was frugal, he was generous. He was gregarious, he was a loner. He was warm, he was distant. He was easy-going, he was impatient.He loved Spam, his friends, energy drinks, tequila shots, canned peas, drinking too much, staying out too late, fishing, pull tabs, Tater Tots, being gross, growing avocado plants from seeds, eating sushi with his cousin, watching golf on TV, telling dirty jokes, being organized, remembering birthdays, learning new things, cooking and old TV shows.
He hated tourists, liars and cheats, relying on anyone but himself, being forced in to anything, being the center of attention, gossip, and most of all, having to leave his loved ones and friends behind. He will be missed.
There will be a potluck/casserole cook-off competition in celebration of his life at his home-away-from-home, the Branding Iron in Twisp, on Caturday June 29, 2019, from noon – 2 p.m. Don’t forget the Tater Tots and Spam.