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Mabel Virginia Houck Deal
Birth: Dec. 28, 1901
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Feb. 1, 2000
North Carolina, USA

Mabel Virginia Houck (Houk) was the tenth child of Nina Nelson and Kelley Houck. She graduated from high school in 1920 and married Lester J. Deal. Mabel and Les never had any children of their own, but she cared for the children of others. Besides child care, Mabel worked in a greenhouse. But one of her earliest jobs was assisting her father in preparing the dead. One of his jobs was embalmer, and Mabel and her sisters Iris and Nell sometimes helped out in caring for the women before burial. She and little sister Eddie often had a good laugh over the time Eddie fainted upon going into the embalming room.

She loved animals and always had a dog or bird to love. When she "crossed the river" to join her parents, Mabel's budgie Corky was at her bedside. Mabel passed on the memories of a lifetime to the next generations just as her father had done. She could speak of the old days without condemning the present time. She is much missed by her family.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William Kelley Houck (1855 - 1950)
  Nina Virginia Nelson Houck (1862 - 1944)
 
 Spouse:
  Lester James Deal (1903 - 1958)
 
 Siblings:
  Oscar Nelson Houck (1878 - 1898)*
  Anna Salvadora Houck (1880 - 1880)*
  Bessie Mae Houck Daves (1882 - 1928)*
  Edward Jerome Houck (1884 - 1964)*
  Walter Eugene Houck (1888 - 1891)*
  Elmer Lee Houck (1890 - 1979)*
  Emma Grace Houck Hoyle (1892 - 1978)*
  Nell Elizabeth Houck Setzer (1894 - 1986)*
  William Dewey Houck (1896 - 1965)*
  Maud Ruth Houck (1899 - 1901)*
  Mabel Virginia Houck Deal (1901 - 2000)
  Iris Katherine Houck Drumm (1904 - 1974)*
  Eddie Lois Houck Depew (1907 - 1999)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Morganton
Burke County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Armantia
Record added: Sep 21, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 5063038
Mabel Virginia <i>Houck</i> Deal
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Mabel Virginia <i>Houck</i> Deal
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Mabel Virginia <i>Houck</i> Deal
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A job well done.
- Mike L.
 Added: May. 15, 2014
Can't believe it's been 14 years. We miss you still.
- Armantia
 Added: Feb. 10, 2014

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