Elizabeth Houchins
  • 87 years old
  • Date of birth: Dec 3, 1923
  • Date of passing: Dec 30, 2010
May loving memories of Betty make us smile and be with us forever

Welcome.  This site was created by the family of Elizabeth (Betty) McCloskey Houchins. We will love and remember her forever.

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Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tiffany Houchins on 3rd December 2016

"oh I miss you so"

This tribute was added by Todd Houchins on 3rd December 2016

"Happy Birthday Mom!  I miss you so much."

This tribute was added by Tiffany Houchins on 30th December 2015

"I miss you and the sound of your laughter"

This tribute was added by Tracy Houchins on 3rd December 2013

"Dear Mom ~

Today I celebrate the beauty that you brought to our lives and the world through your generous, loving heart and fantastic sense of humor.  Thanks for remaining so close by.  I love you always. oxoxo"

This tribute was added by Tracy Houchins on 3rd December 2012

"Dear Mom ~
Today you would have been 89!  It's hard to believe it was 2 years ago this month that you transitioned from this earthly plane.  Yesterday, when Dad took his final breath, I'm sure your essence became even brighter. Your laughter and love continue in my heart.  Thanks for that.
Love always"

This tribute was added by Tim Criscione on 11th January 2011

"My thoughts and prayers are with you.  May your memories now become a treasure.  Betty will always be alive in your heart.  I am so happy to have met her and know that the sorrow you feel will be comforted by the love that surrounds you.  My deepest condolences."

This tribute was added by Kate Rife on 6th January 2011

"and know that her spirit will always remain right with you-- love and prayers, kate rife"

This tribute was added by Susan Hoel on 6th January 2011

"Michael and Denise
You are in my thoughts and prayers, as is your family.  If there is anything I can do for you, or your family, please do not hesitate to call me.  Bless you and your family during these difficult days ahead. Susan Hoel"

This tribute was added by susan ostaseski on 5th January 2011

"I was so saddened to get the news of Betty's passing.  She was such a special lady and she nurtured me when I first worked at the health department.  Her wonderful sense of humor and joyous laugh will always be remembered.  We shared work stories, dog stories, art stories, but whatever the tail she always made time to listen.  I will miss you and thanks for enriching my life.  Susan Ostaseski"

This tribute was added by Robin McLaughlin on 5th January 2011

"Betty was one of the dearest friends to our whole family. She was always smiling and happy and great to be around.  Her friendship with my mother Alice Gansauer was a very special part of my mom's life.  Although I had not seen her much in several years, I thought of her often with love.  I will miss her.  I'd like to send special love and sympathy to Bill, Michael, Buster and June."

This tribute was added by Debbie Kemp on 4th January 2011

"My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

This tribute was added by Mollie Tyler on 4th January 2011

"My thoughts and prayers are with your family.  Her pictures show a loving woman with a heart full of smiles. Cherish your memories as they help to bring you peace."

This tribute was added by Debbie Leise on 3rd January 2011

"My heartfelt condolences are with your family. May you find comfort in your loving memories."

This tribute was added by Tiffany Houchins on 2nd January 2011

"Words cannot express all of the gifts I have received as the Grand Daughter of such an amazing woman. The greatest dreamer I have ever known, I am elated in knowing that she can finally be everywhere she ever wanted to be, with everyone she loves - all at the same time!"

This tribute was added by Betsy Houchins Honaker on 2nd January 2011

"Aunt Betty always made me feel special, loved and safe as a child and then as an adult. Her passing leaves a hole in our hearts."

This tribute was added by Tracy Houchins on 1st January 2011

"What an immense privilege to be a part of this beautiful family - my life is so much richer.  Mom's physical presence will surely be missed; her essence and love will be with us for all eternity.  "All love surrounds you and the sweet light within you brings you home"... Irish Blessing.  Love, Light and Laughter oxoxo"

This tribute was added by Janet Robinson on 1st January 2011

"What an honor it was to have had the chance to have Betty in our lives. The Houchin's were the heart & soul of Jeffrey Dr. Betty was the most loving, gentle, kind & courageous woman and gave back strength to those who needed it most in ways that just made you laugh.  You will be missed our dear Betty.  Thank you for sharing your heart with us."

This tribute was added by Patrick Romano on 31st December 2010

"We are blessed by those special individuals in our lives that were always there to encourage, inspire and help lead the way in life no matter what the challenges!  Your mother was one of those special people that will always be remembered by those she loved and those who loved her!"

This tribute was added by michael houchins on 31st December 2010

"My mom was an amazing and talented woman. She inspired family and friends alike. She will be missed but never forgotten !!!! Heaven will have a great New Years celebration with all of the McCloskey sisters together again !!!!!!"

This tribute was added by Todd Houchins on 30th December 2010

"I will continue to be inspired by this exquisitely stalwart and amazing woman - my touchstone and Grandmother - for the rest of my life."

This tribute was added by Tom Mirgon on 30th December 2010

"To Buster, Tracy and family. We are so very grateful to have been raised by Mothers, Fathers and Grandparents like Betty. She is front and center of "The Greatest Generation Ever". May we continue to learn from her character and values. She leaves a legacy.
If we could impart a small piece of what Betty and her contemporaries provided us. The world would be a better place. With love. Tom & Susan"

This tribute was added by Jessica Tilghman on 30th December 2010

"My prayers go out to her family and friends.  An angel has been sent to god.  I am so happy to have been blessed to meet her.  She had a heart of gold and treated me like her own.  She will be missed but never forgotten. RIP Betty and know you have touched the world!"


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