Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 4, 2013

Sammie Virginia Houk


The Athens Review

Athens —

Sammie Virginia Houk, 89, of Mabank, TX passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Sunday March 3, 2013 at 7:45AM.  She is survived by her faithful and loving husband of 73 years, Carl David Houk.  She is also survived by three daughters, Judy Ward of Mabank, TX, Jan Ray of Arlington, TX and Lori Zurita of Wylie, TX; eight grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She is predeceased in death by four brothers and sisters, a great granddaughter and a great grandson.

Born in Leflore, OK, she moved as a young girl to the North Texas area where she met the love of her life, Carl, in Dallas, TX.  Carl and Virginia were married in 1940, member of the greatest generation, stationed in Southern California during WWII, relocated to Ft. Worth, TX where they raised their family.  Always striving to better herself, Virginia completed business school and received many college certificates.   She retired after 17 years from General Dynamics.  She and Carl spent the last 25 years of their life in the home they built at Cedar Creek Lake.  All who knew her remember her complete devotion to her family, love of animals and spending time with family and friends.  .

They are members of the Malakoff Assembly of God church and their lives were guided and enriched by their continual walk with their Lord.