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Subject: [NYDELAWA-L] Virgil E. Houck
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 22:59:04 EDT
(Sent to NYDELAWA-L on 9/26/00)
>From the Scrap Book of Lena Belle (Beers) Alverson
Walton Reporter newspaper clipping - hand-written date - Jan. 23, 1942
NOW ON PACIFIC WATERS
VIRGIL E. HOUCK, son of MR. and MRS. LAWRENCE E. HOUCK of 75 Bruce
street, Walton, who enlisted in the navy on April 28, 1941, is now in the
Hawaiian Islands. VIRGIL graduated from the Walton High school in June,
1940. After his enlistment he received preliminary training at Norfolk,
Virginia, and in August was transferred to the naval base at San Diego,
California. Recently his parents received a letter by air mail stating that
he was at Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, Oahu, near Pearl Harbor. He says, "You'll
have to use your imagination as to what I'm doing because I can't tell you.
I'm as good as ever. In fact, I can never get sick enough to get out of
work. I'm here in this camp for awhile. Don't know how long and couldn't
tell you if I did."
VIRGIL celebrated his 19th birthday on Christmas day. He rates as second
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VIRGIL ELLSWORTH HOUCK passed away at this home on Thursday, March 18,
1999. VIRGIL was born in Walton, on Dec. 25, 1922, the son of LAWRENCE and
FLORENCE (BEERS) HOUCK.
VIRGIL was a World War II Navy veteran, member of the VFW and United
States Naval Cryptologic Veterans Association and past president and member
of the Club Royale.
He was an avid golfer, bowler and gardener, but his greatest joy was his
family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, WILLA HALL HOUCK; his son, WILLIAM, and
wife, SUZANNE, of Houston, Texas; his son STEPHEN, and wife, GAYE, of
Walton; grandchildren, VANESSA and JASON of Houston, Texas, and TARRA and
ROBERT BARNHART and MELISSA HOUCK of Walton; great-grandson, DUSTIN
BARNHART; and his brother, ERIC and his wife RUTH of Walton.