Dolores Mae Houk, 84

Dolores Mae Houk, 84, formerly of Ellwood City passed away Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at the Silverado Memory Care in Austin Texas.

Born April 11, 1932 in Keyser, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ruby Creasy Helmick. She was married for 64 years to Clarence Houk who passed away February 10, 2016.

Dolores graduated from Lincoln High School. She enjoyed gardening and traveling. Her most precious times were spent with family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Thomas (Cindy) Houk of Waverly, Ohio; daughter, Annette (Carlos) Espinoza of Austin; step sister, Phyllis Lombardo of Cleveland, Ohio; and four grandchildren, Jennifer Houk, Steven Houk, Eric Espinoza, and Kevin Espinoza.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sons, James, John, and Ronald Houk.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday March 18 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Bruce Gardner of the Berean Presbyterian Church will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to

8 thoughts on “Dolores Mae Houk, 84

  1. I have been friends with Dee since our days at Lincoln High School, My last visit with her was at our 60th Class Reunion. We remained in contact through cards and telephone calls until her health conditions prevented it. May her Soul Rest in Peace with her beloved husband, ” Ace” and sons James, John and Ronald.

  2. Our deepest condolences for the family she was great lady who had to endure a lot. I am very sorry Donald Nolan and family

  3. My deepest sympathies on the passing of your Mom. She was a strong lady. Tom and Annette, I will always have fond memories of growing up on Hamilton Avenue with your family. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. Kim Lust (you will remember me as Susie Edmunds!)

  4. So sorry for the lost of your mother she was always a joy as as your father . My heart goes out to you . I send my prayers and blessings .

  5. Annette&Tom: So sorry to hear of your moms passing. She touched all that knew her. May God give you strength at your time of sorrow. Jim@polly Mitchen

  6. Mrs Houk was a very respected member of the Lakewood Jr High staff. Also I always enjoyed end of the year parties at her house. Her family is in my thoughts and prayers. What a great lady.
    Jack and Joan Maybury

  7. Now that the sun has seemed to set on one so very dear,
    please know that soul who lived so well remains forever near.
    We send our heartfelt sympathy. Fred DeVito and Victoria Corson

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