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Blanche Lenora (Gibson) Houston

Blanche Lenora (Gibson) Houston died Jan. 2, 2002 of natural causes. She was 90 years old.
   She was born June 17, 1911 at Suntex (now Riley) in Harney County to William Gibson and Lulah (Johnson) Gibson. She attended high school in Burns.
   She married Fred T. Houston in 1932 in Burns and they moved to Crook County where they made their home for most of the 55 years of their marriage.
   Mrs. Houston was a housewife and mother who enjoyed gardening, cooking, crocheting, sewing and reading. She taught children in Sunday School for many years, was a 4-H leader and advisor for Theta Rho Girls club.
   She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Prineville, Lookout Rebekah Lodge, Crook County Historical Society and the Harney County Historical Society.
   Survivors include her son, Fred Houston, Jr., of Prineville; daughters and sons-in-law, Leora and Bruce Egger of Prineville; Leonore and Niel Lynner of Bend, Sallie Fisher of Pasco, Wash., Martha and Everett McMillin of Chiloquin; Kay Stone of Monmouth, and Ellen Houston of Magnolia, Ark.; 13 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, eight step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
   She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters, two granddaughters and five siblings.
   Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church, the Historical Society or any heart or cancer fund.
   Viewing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Heritage Chapel of Prineville Funeral Home.
   Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 450 SE Fairview St. at 1 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 9 with Dr. Barry Gridley officiating. Burial will follow at Juniper Haven Cemetery.