Pamela Houchin, 57 - May 26, 2014Pamela “Pam” Mary Houchin, 57, of Gothenburg passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital.
Services were conducted at the American Lutheran Church on Saturday, May 31, with Lonna Grabenstein, PMA, officiating. Interment took place at the Gothenburg Cemetery.
Houchin was born Oct. 7, 1956, at Lexington, daughter of Ben and Lorraine (Bush) Warner. She grew up in Gothenburg and graduated from Gothenburg High School.
She met Michael Houchin and the couple were married Oct. 16, 1977, at the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg. To this union, two sons were born.
Houchin was a stay-at-home mom busy taking care of her boys, and also helped her husband with the family business, “Mike’s Sanitation” by handling all of the billing.
She loved to spend time with her loved ones, especially her grandchildren, said family members. She also loved helping others and always did her best to help people in need, and kept busy volunteering.
Houchin was active in community activities. She was a board member of the National Bone Marrow Program and arranged bone marrow drives. She was the secretary of Crime Stoppers, volunteering for years. She helped start “Endure the Cure” in Gothenburg and organized benefits to help families with medical expenses. She also donated hours of volunteer work for the Gothenburg Cemetery and had recently joined that board.
?She was preceded in death by: her mother, Lorraine Warner; a nephew, Joshua Dale Warner.
Survivors include: her husband, Michael Houchin; two sons—James (Mia) Houchin and Travis Houchin; two granddaughters—Mina Houchin and Ada Houchin; a grandson, Ami Houchin; her father, Ben Warner; two brothers—Lonnie (Sandy) Warner and Brad (Michelle) Warner; two sisters—Patricia (Duane) Stevens and Linda (Eldon) Rodine; numerous extended family members.
Memorials are suggested to Endure the Cure c/o Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, 620 10th St., Gothenburg, NE 69138.