Alta Irene (Smith) Houck
April 2, 1925 - September 30, 2018
Alta Irene (Smith) Houck passed away at home on September 30, 2018. Born on April 2, 1926 to Jess and Nellie Smith of Myrtle Creek, Oregon, she was the eighth of ten children. Alta was married to Roy L. Houck, Jr., her partner for life. She was a loving mother to her three children and true to her Smith heritage. She never lacked an opinion on any subject – informed or otherwise.
Alta was the matriarch of a multi-generational family business, a true friend through thick and thin and a consummate shopper who loved style and fashion. Alta’s fortitude and zest for life has and will continue to be inspirational. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Her grandchildren were her pride and joy, with her great-grandson always bringing a smile to her face.
She is survived by her children, Roy (Allison), Michael (Dianne) and Pamela Houck; her grandchildren, Mikaela Boyd (Adam), Jared Houck and Rye Houck and her great-grandson, Henry Boyd.
The family gives special recognition to Palu Malu, a devoted angel and exceptional caregiver and beloved member of the Houck family.
A family graveside service was held on October 5, 2018. Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
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