May loving memories of Betty make us smile and be with us forever
  • 87 years old
  • Born on December 3, 1923 .
  • Passed away on December 30, 2010 .

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

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Posted by Tracy Houchins on December 30, 2018
Your laughter and love still resound through our every day. Still, we so miss you because you meant so much to so many.
All my Love,
Posted by June Hoffman on December 30, 2017
Mom I miss you so much, When you and Dad left my world shifted.
Posted by Tiffany Houchins on December 3, 2017
Happy Birthday, I miss you so much!
Posted by Todd Houchins on December 3, 2017
We have you with us and hear your voice often Mom. I love you.
Posted by Tracy Houchins on December 30, 2016
It's hard to believe it's been 6 years, Mom. I think if you often and know you're having a grand time with all our loved ones that needed to leave. I love you, forever and always. ❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Todd Houchins on December 3, 2016
Happy Birthday Mom! I miss you so much.
Posted by Tiffany Houchins on December 3, 2016
oh I miss you so
Posted by Tiffany Houchins on December 30, 2015
I miss you and the sound of your laughter
Posted by Tracy Houchins on December 3, 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
Posted by Tracy Houchins on December 3, 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
Posted by Tim Criscione on January 11, 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.
Posted by Susan Hoel on January 6, 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
Posted by Kate Rife on January 6, 2011
and know that her spirit will always remain right with you-- love and prayers, kate rife
Posted by Robin McLaughlin on January 5, 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.
Posted by Susan Ostaseski on January 5, 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
Posted by Mollie Tyler on January 4, 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.
Posted by Debbie Kemp on January 4, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Debbie Leise on January 3, 2011
My heartfelt condolences are with your family. May you find comfort in your loving memories.
Posted by Betsy Houchins Honaker on January 2, 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.
Posted by Tiffany Houchins on January 2, 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!
Posted by Janet Robinson on January 1, 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.
Posted by Tracy Houchins on January 1, 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
Posted by Michael Houchins on December 31, 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 !!!!!!
Posted by Patrick Romano on December 31, 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!

Posted by Jessica Tilghman on December 30, 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!
Posted by Tom Mirgon on December 30, 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
Posted by Todd Houchins on December 30, 2010
I will continue to be inspired by this exquisitely stalwart and amazing woman - my touchstone and Grandmother - for the rest of my life.

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