Heather Diane Houston, 81Heather Diane Houston (nee Dopkins), born Nov. 27, 1930, deceased Dec. 6.
Heather Diane Houston (nee Dopkins), born Nov. 27, 1930, deceased Dec. 6. Married Earl Edward Houston in 1962 (deceased 1980). Graduated high school from Chippewa Falls, Wis., in 1949, earned a B.S. at UW-River Falls in 1953, an M.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1960, was a T.A. in Madison for 1 year, and earned an M.S.L.S. at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1976. Also studied at the University of New Mexico.
Survived by a godson, Ronald Edward (Jennifer) Mercord, and a close family relationship with several cousins and their families, including Ruth Moran, Muriel Mercord, Duane Dopkins, Shirley McFall and Mary Jane Herwaldt.
Heather taught several years in Wisconsin and Illinois secondary schools. Taught various professional educational courses at Marquette University School of Education for 33 years. Was director of the Educational Resources Center there from 1973 to 1996. Supervised secondary social studies students from 1963 to 1996, as well as English students for 6 years.
Active at the state, regional and local levels in the Wisconsin Business and Professional Women's Federation since 1982. Worked as a volunteer for the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society. Member of the Order of the Eastern Star since 1955. Did contract work for a Chicago law firm.
Heather loved to travel. Some of her favorite adventures included Ireland, England, Spain, France, Russia, Egypt, Greece, Guatemala, and Mexico. She also loved getting together with family during holidays.
A memorial service for Heather will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, with Rev. Chris Myers officiating, at the Cashman Hill Funeral Home in River Falls, Wis. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in River Falls.
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