Kami Huston

Kami Huston. Courtesy photo.

Kami Kathleen Huston
Feb. 26, 1966 — March 1, 2022

Kami died gently, yet unexpectedly, at home on March 1, 2022, with her life-partner Derek at her side.

Kami was born in Walnut Creek, California, to Keith and Kathryn Huston (Rayne) but by the age of 3 her family relocated to Carmel-by-the-Sea, where she was raised.

Growing up in Carmel provided many outdoor adventures at the beach and special family day trips down the coast, one of Kami’s favorite events, even into adulthood. A lover of animals, Kami was a member of 4-H, raising sheep and keeping a horse.

Attending Carmel River, Carmel Middle and Carmel High Schools, Kami’s further studies led her to become an accomplished professional hair stylist, with many faithful clients who would claim “Kami is the best!” She worked at Totally You and Bellagio salons in Carmel before moving to Cobb Mountain, California, where she owned her own salon, Bella Luna, for a time.

Moving to Cobb allowed Kami to continue her childhood love of horsemanship and she was able to keep horses on their large family property. With the voice of an angel, she was often called upon to sing at celebrations, including the opening “Star Spangled Banner” at Carmel Valley Rancher’s Days.

Kami’s zest for life was evident; she loved riding, singing, dancing, swimming, boating, animals, cooking, travel and any outdoor time in the sunshine!

Her family and friends will miss her wonderful sense of humor, caring heart, sparkling blue eyes and quick smile.

Kami’s greatest pride in life came from her two sons, Sterling (wife, Chloe) and Carson Deshong, who she is survived by, along with Derek Vogel, her mother Kate Rayne, siblings Kevin (Marilyn), Kit (Claire) and Krissy Huston, many nieces and nephews and a granddaughter, Iris Rae Deshong.

She is preceded in death by her loving father, Keith Huston, and ever-caring stepfather, Clive Rayne.

A celebration of life is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, from 2 until 5 p.m. at Rancho de la Fuente, 2290 Soda Bay Road, Lakeport.

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