Ellen Roena (Davis) Houk

Female 1928 - 2008  (79 years)


Houk, Ellen Roena 'Roe'

The Newton kansan

Ellen Roena 'Roe' Houk

Ellen Roena 'Roe' Houk, 79, passed away Monday (May 5, 2008) in Austin, Texas.

Roena was born on July 22, 1928, in Newton to Frank and Hazel Davis. She graduated from Newton High School and then traveled with her three girlfriends, hitting the roller skating rinks and enjoying the USO every weekend for a year before she married Eugene J. Houk on March 14,1948.

They were blessed with three children, and she contributed to the household with a variety of professions, outside of housewife and mother, that included bookkeeper, waitress, hotel manager, and the list goes on. Needless to say, she put family first and tried to make sure that everyone was taken care of.

Roena had many tastes and talents, was always the life of the party and made each occasion that she attended special. You always knew she was there.

Her hobbies included crosstich, knitting blankets for babies, scrapbooking and painting ceramics. She was president of her chapter of the Red Hat Society and was active at the Midland Senior Center.

She will be missed by everyone that knew her.

Surviviors include her husband, Eugene; one son, Eugene Houk Jr. and wife, Patricia; two daughters, Gwen Jennings and Teresa Haskin and husband, Daniel; seven grandchildren, Jessica, Carmen, Aubrey, Justin, Christina, Casey and Lindsey; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, and one grandson.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today Friday at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Amarillo.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturdayat Washington Avenue Christian Church in Amarillo.

Burial will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Amarillo under the direction of Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Owner/SourceHarvey County Genealogical Society
Date9 May 2008
Linked toEllen Roena (Davis) Houk

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