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James Houghton

A memorial service for James Gerald Houghton of Lake Wildwood will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley.

Mr. Houghton died Thursday, Aug. 15, at home. He was 79.

He was born Feb. 17, 1923, in Widnes, England, to James and Mary Houghton. He served four years in the British Army. He married Brenda on Sept. 27, 1952, in Toronto, Canada. He was a retired senior carpenter and building inspector. He was a member of the Lake Wildwood Golf Club, and enjoyed golf and home projects.

Mr. Houghton is survived by his wife, Brenda Houghton of Lake Wildwood; sons Glen Houghton and Brian Houghton, both of Cardiff-by-the-Sea, and Dean Houghton of Pacifica; and daughters Deborah Eno of Vail, Colo., Karen Simon of Newbury Park, Lisa Davidson of Wintergreen, Va., and Linda Giebe of Park City, Utah. He was preceded in death by a son, Scott, in 1991.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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