James A. Houghton, 97, passed away Dec. 10, 2011. Survived by his loving wife, Lila Mae Houghton; children, George (Rose) Houghton, Jean (Ted) Noutko and Doug (Mary Lou) Houghton; stepsons, Bill (Margaret) Davis, Dale (Rose Mary) Davis and Tim (Joyce) Davis; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Bessie Houghton; sister, Marie Varney; brothers, John and Fred Houghton; and grandson, Jimmy Houghton. James was born June 8, 1914, in South Bend, Ind. He was a member of the United Methodist Church and B.P.O. Elks both in Walsenburg. He loved his work as a rancher in Huerfano County and most of all, he loved his family. At his request there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Rev. John Stroh officiating. A lunch and reception will follow in the Montgomery & Steward reception hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. Dear Lila,
    Sorry for your loss. We lost a good buddy. I’ll miss him this Summer. Their wasn’t a day when we didn’t spend a hour together. He told me a lot about his life. So long Jim.

  2. Dear Aunt lila and Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Uncle Jim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You are so blessed to have your family around you at this time.
    All Our Love,
    Claudia and Family

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