James Edward Houston

James Edward Houston, born December 9, 1935 in Lewistown, PA, passed away Friday, February 1st in Montrose, Colorado. Jim attended Lebanon Valley College, where he met and married Sandra Ann Mohler in 1957. He then attended the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Upon graduation in 1960, Jim joined the US Army where he completed oral surgery training and served for 20 years. After retiring as colonel, Jim entered private practice in Colorado Springs. He and Sandy retired to Buena Vista, Colorado in 1992, and then moved to Montrose in 2007, where Jim was very active with Habitat for Humanity. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Sandra Ann Mohler, their five children (Kathy, Robert, Stephen, Michael and Sherri), four grandchildren, two sisters and one brother. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in honor of James Houston to Habitat for Humanity of Montrose County, P.O. Box 162, Montrose, CO 81402.

Published in The Gazette on Feb. 5, 2013