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Thomas N. Houghton

December 18, 2013

Thomas N. Houghton
Jan. 15, 1924 - Dec. 7, 2013
Nelson Thomas “Tom” Houghton, 89, of Catonsville, Md., passed away unexpectedly, Sat., Dec. 7, 2013.
Thomas was born Jan. 15, 1924 near Culver, Indiana to Ralph and Myrtie (Overmyer) Houghton. He graduated from Culver High School in 1942 and from the Ventura Community College in 1972. On July 4, 1949 he married the former Katy Estella Miner in Etna Green, Indiana. Thomas farmed near Culver and later worked in agriculture and landscaping industries in Indiana and California. He retired in 1981. He enjoyed gardening, making wooden toys and decorations, and travel. He visited all 50 states and 4 continents. His most recent trip, in October, 2013, was a cruise through the Panama Canal with his wife Kathy.
Thomas is survived by his wife of 64 years Katy Estella (Miner) Houghton; four children, Ralph Warren Houghton, San Jose, Calif.; Thomas Allen Houghton, New Orleans, La.; Penny Jean Houghton, Fair Oaks, Calif., and her son Bradley and wife Amber, Rescue, Calif.; Julia Selina Alexander and her husband Gregory, three children Sonya, Benjamin, and Katy, Catonsville, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 5 siblings.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., Dec. 27 at Catonsville United Methodist Church, 6 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, Md. Pastor Mark Waddell will be officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Tenwek Hospital Nurses Scholarship Fund, World Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 948, Marion, IN 46952-0948, of charity of your choice. Those wishing to see Tom’s picture gallery or sign guestbook, may do so at www.sterlingashtonschwabwitzke.com.

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