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Carl Phillip Houck


1940 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Carl Phillip Houck Obituary
Former Boulder resident Carl Phillip Houck, 73, died March 13, 2014 in Gore, New Zealand where he summered with his wife of 49 years, Joan Marks Houck. Houck was born May 12, 1940, in Denver, Colorado to Fred Adam Houck and Margaret Ledell Houck. A graduate of Regis High School, Houck earned an Engineering Degree from the University of Notre Dame and served as an officer in the US Navy. He married Joan Elizabeth Marks on July 11, 1964 in Pensacola, Florida. Earning his Masters Degree in Sanitary Engineering at the University of Colorado, Houck lived in Boulder and worked in the greater Denver area as a consulting engineer and project manager for 35 years. He retired in 2004 to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. He enjoyed fly fishing the Yampa River in Steamboat and the Mataura River in Gore. He was a weekly volunteer for the Steamboat Lift-Up Food Bank. Friends remember him for his priorities of faith, family, friends and fishing. He was a man of great generosity and love. He is survived by wife Joan, their children and grandchildren including Steve, Jung, Kenyan and Isabella Houck (Fiji); Susan Ledell (Atlanta, GA); Bobby, Lydia, Bryce and Reese Houck (Fairhope, AL); Molly Houck and Troy Gorrell (Houston, TX); Katie and Konrad Lehnert (Boulder, CO); and Julie Houck (Denver, CO); his sister Kay (Houck) and husband Jim Armstrong (Portland, OR). The funeral will be March 31st, at 1 PM at Holy Name Church in Steamboat Springs. The internment will be April 1st at 12 PM at Sacred Heart of Mary Church and Cemetery in Boulder. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Operation Good Shepherd at Holy Name Church, PO Box 774198, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477.


Published in DenverPost.com on Mar. 23, 2014
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