Vera Houson, 76, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 1990 in Clinton, Utah at the home of Penny and John Sorenson.
She was born February 28, 1914 in Salt Lake City, Utah, daughter of James and Ann Marie Bishop Houston. She was reared and educated in Salt Lake City, graduating from West High School. She was an active member of the LDS Church serving as stake librarian in Denver, Colorado for over 20 years, as counselor in the youth organizations and secretary of the MIA and Sunday School.In 1932 she began working for Auerbach Company in Salt Lake City as a supervisor, later promoted to service manager. In 1951 she moved to Denver, Colorado where she worked as a supervisor for the Denver Dry Goods Company for 25 years. She was a recipient of the Woman of the Year Award, Denver Chapter of the American Business Woman's Association in 1977. She was an active participant in the 5 Plus Club in Denver serving as President in 1973. She was active in community sports, especially girls softball. She had played a number of years on the Shamrocks softball team, that won the National Championships.
Surviving are one brother and one sister, Earl Houston, Woodland Hills, California; Ruth Wymer, Boise, Idaho; nine nephews, and four neices; several grandnephews and neices. Also survived by a long-time friend and associate, Margaret Sorenson. She was preceded in death by her parents, six brothers and four sisters.
Graveside services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Lindquist Clearfield Mortuary, 1050 South State.
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