Hedy E. Houghton, 75

December 18, 2023

Hedy E. Houghton, 75, of Willow Street, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, December 18, 2023 at Hospice & Community Care in Mount Joy. She was born in Millersville and was the wife of Earl R. Houghton, Jr.

Hedy was a devoted and compassionate Licensed practical Nurse (LPN). With a career spanning over 40 years, Hedy touched the lives of countless individuals with her unwavering commitment to patient care and her deep empathy for those in need. She left an indelible mark on the community she served. Hedy’s career was defined by the genuine connections she formed with her patients. Hedy was a cherished member of the Pequea Church, where her passion for her faith was evident in every aspect of her life. She was actively involved in children’s ministry there at the church. She found solace and joy in the pages of a book, and her love for reading was a constant throughout her life. She could always be found with a book in her hands, eager to delve into a new story. Family was at the heart of Hedy’s world, and her love for her grandkids was boundless. She took immense joy in sharing meals and creating cherished memories with her friends.

In addition to her husband, Earl, she is survived by her daughters, Richelle M. (Travis) Boston, and Karen L. (Thomas) Karr; her siblings, Donna (Phil) Crouse, Mary Burger, and Rick (Brenda) Albright; and 10 grandchildren.

Friends and family will be received from 9AM to 11AM on Saturday, December 30, 2023 at Pequea Church, 40 Church Rd., Lancaster, PA 17603. A memorial service will follow beginning at 11AM. Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family.

In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Hedy’s name to Pequea Church Children’s Ministry at the address listed above.

Hedy’s departure leaves a void in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her, but her spirit of love, kindness, and dedication will forever live on in the memories of her family, friends, colleagues, and the countless lives she touched throughout her life.

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January 01, 2024

I am just seeing that dear Hedy passed; and am so sorry to have missed her service.  I worked with this amazing nurse with a huge heart for years, and always learned much from her. She had energy and a positive outlook for all she served in the office or nursing home. She loved her Lord and Savior and her family. I’m thankful to have known her and will meet up with her again in the Father’s house! Love and prayers for her family, Earl, Richelle, and Karen and grands.
Dale Vitto

December 29, 2023

Our condolences.  

December 28, 2023

Hedy will be missed. I loved her feisty personality and willingness to help others and be involved. She was always fun to talk to. Robert Brody

December 26, 2023

What a great lady and dear friend. I know Hedy is rejoicing with the angels and her precious savior, Jesus Christ!
Hedy Made an impact on my life that will never be forgotten. She holds a special place in my heart.
Her laugh was contagious,  and her quick wit a delight. 
I’m sure she’s already busy serving and ministering to her spiritual family. 
Give Gene a hug, Hedy!
Sylvia Smith 

December 24, 2023

I’m sure that the residents of Heaven have warmly welcomed Hedy Home, and it’s good to know that she is now at peace and in the presence of the Savior she loved.  Hedy was a remarkable person, who prayed for, loved, and served others enthusiastically.  When I experienced multiple years of surgeries, Hedy was faithful in praying for me and checking on my progress frequently.  Heaven has gained a dear saint.   
Patricia Bartow

December 24, 2023

What a nice tribute/obituary. I have tears as I read this and now try to write something. What a beautiful person Hsdy was. So many great memories of the years working together in Pioneer Clubs. Her burden was to see all of her family saved. We prayed many years for Earl and rejoiced with her when he gave his life to Christ. I still remember the Easter sunrise service when he was way off on the hillside as the Easter story was being told/portrayed. I also recall times in  Dr. Diehl’s office and we’d cross paths. She really did have a servants heart, touching many people in a variety of ways. Sad that she had this struggle the last year or so, and the toll that it takes on the family. But know that many people were praying for all of you. May God continue to uphold you in the days ahead, and comfort you with the assurance that she is in the presence of the Lord and now has a clear mind.
Faye Hess

December 24, 2023

Hedy will be missed tremendously! There is solice knowing she went home to be with her Lord and Savior.  She had a huge heart, loved to laugh and welcomed me into the family with open arms.  I lost a second mother this week and it will take a long long time to deal with the pains that follow.  She would not want us to be in pain over her loss but rejoice knowing there is a way to be with her again. Until that day i will miss her and hang onto the many fond memories.   Travis Boston

Saturday, December 30, 2023
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Lancaster, PA 17603
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