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Joe Houk, longtime resident of Sutter and educator at Tierra Buena School, died on July 15, 2015 at the age of 91. He is survived by his four sons and their families: Ed and his wife Kathryn of Fairfield, CA, Larry and ex-wife Debbie of Olivehurst, CA, Rick and his wife Cindy of Hanford, CA, Ken and his wife Darci of Wadsworth, OH; grandchildren, Susanne, Jim, Jennifer, Neil, Kayla, Kurt and Denise; and great-grandchildren Erika, Jade, Ryan, Adam, Madelyn, Joie, ,Mackenzy, Ava, Tristan, Ella, Blake, Emily and Tyler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, the mother of his four sons; Edith, his second wife and high school sweetheart; and his grandson, Tanner.

Joe was an educator his entire working life. He began in small rural communities in Oklahoma after graduating from Southeastern State University in 1951. He and his family moved to California in 1964 and he taught at Tierra Buena until his retirement in 1985. Joe was always active in church and youth sports activities wherever he lived. He was active in VFW, and Sons of the American Revolution.

Joe will be interred at the Sierra View Cemetery with a small graveside ceremony on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 2:00 pm. It is requested that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the military .

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Published in Appeal Democrat from July 23 to July 24, 2015
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