Interment And Memorial Service For Jeanne Houtz


The final interment for Jeanne Houtz, who passed away on September 25, 2015, will be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:30 PM at the Santa Fe National Cemetery, 501 Guadalupe Street, Santa Fe, NM.

Her remains will be interred with her husband, Harry E. Houtz, who passed away in 1999. Friends of Jeanne are invited to attend this service.

Jeanne Carpenter Houtz, 93, died quietly in her sleep on Friday, September 25, 2015, in Chandler, AZ.

She was married to Harry Edward Houtz, Jr. in 1949. They had been married for 50 years at the time of his death in 1999. She is survived by her brother, James Carpenter and his wife, Cleo, of Alexandria, MN; four children: Marguerite, and her husband, Barry Cooper, of Tempe, AZ, their children, Christopher,  Shawn, and Amy; Bryan, and his wife, Kelli of Gilbert, AZ, their children, Shaun, Jason, Nathan, Thomas, Ryan, Kylli, and Jeremiah; Stephen, of Minneapolis, MN; Cynthia, and her husband, Brian Lillquist, of Minneapolis, MN; and six great-grandchildren.

She was born in Minneapolis, MN and spent her childhood in Sauk Rapids, MN. She graduated from St. Cloud Teachers College (now St. Cloud State University) in 1944. She began her teaching career in Ironwood, Michigan, and Schofield Barracks in the Territory of Hawaii, where she met her future husband.

They moved to Los Alamos, NM, in 1953 with their infant daughter, Marguerite. Her other three children were born there. In 1963, she returned to teaching and taught at Mesa Elementary, Little Forest, and Aspen Elementary schools until her retirement in 1987. She was active in the Los Alamos First United Methodist Church and the Red Cross. After her husband died, she moved to Arizona in 2002 to be closer to family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the First United Methodist Church in Los Alamos.

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