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 Lena Juanita Houck

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Lena Juanita Houck

  • Birth 17 Nov 1919 Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 23 Mar 1940 Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Burial Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 5057734

Lena was the fourth child of Bertha and Romey Houck. Her sisters remember her as being the most congenial of the clan, ever friendly and loving life. Lena went to Morganton High school and worked as a salesclerk. She loved dancing and being with people.

Lena struggled with asthma and heart problems for most of her life, and on Good Friday she came home from work with a cold. The following day she suffered a severe asthma attack and died. Her funeral was held on Easter Monday, after 3 1/2 inches of snow had fallen that Easter Sunday.

Any time that a young person dies, it is heart-wrenching to family and friends. Lena's mother kept her green dancing dress until it fell apart. She had photos copied and kept them in sight all over the house. Lena's ID bracelet and photo album were carefully put away and treasured.

"Lena is still a part of the family; she is just apart from the family."


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  • Created by: Armantia
  • Added: 14 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5057734
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lena Juanita Houck (17 Nov 1919–23 Mar 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5057734, citing Forest Hill Cemetery, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Armantia (contributor 19036309) .