Doris Marie Houghton


Doris Marie Houghton
leaves 7 children

Doris Marie, 78, of Howell, Mich., formerly of Warwick and Portsmouth, Va., died March 1, 2012.
Mrs. Houghton was born Oct. 26, 1933 in North Cambridge, Mass., the daughter of Arthur and Claudia (Gagne) Paris. She married Charles Houghton Jr. on Sept. 15, 1952; he preceded her in death on May 1, 2011. She attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She was a great mother and grandmother and enjoyed time raising children. She loved to spend weekends at the beach at Twin Rivers.
Doris is survived by her children, Charles F. III and wife Cindy, Daniel and wife Sandy, Art and wife Millie, Donna Sherman, Doris Heitke, Diane Smith, Ken and wife Kerry; a special granddaughter, Malinda Erickson and husband Lee; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Roland, Morris, Germaine and Junior and sisters Bunnie and Theresa.
Graveside services will be held March 9, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Great Lakes National Cemetery, with services following at 11 a.m. at Sharp Funeral Homes, Linden Chapel, 209 East Broad St., Linden.
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