James A. Houghton
6-8-1914 ~ 12-10-2011
James A. Houghton, 97, of Pueblo, passed away Dec. 10, 2011.
He is survived by his loving wife, Lila Mae Houghton; children, George (Rose) Houghton, Jean (Ted) Noutko and Doug (Mary Lou) Houghton; stepsons, Bill (Margaret) Davis, Dale (Rose Mary) Davis and Tim (Joyce) Davis; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.
James was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Bessie Houghton; sister, Marie Varney; brothers, John and Fred Houghton; and grandson, Jimmy Houghton.
James was born June 8, 1914, in South Bend, IN. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and B.P.O. Elks both in Walsenburg.
He loved his work as a rancher in Huerfano County and most of all, he loved his family.
At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation is by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium.
A memorial service, is set for 11 am Thursday, December. 15, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, with the Rev. John Stroh officiating.
A lunch and reception will follow in the Montgomery & Steward reception hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to, www.montgomerysteward.com.
Wins over 20 awards at the annual Colorado Press Association convention, including General Excellence for the second year in a row World Journal Staff Report