Carlos "Cub" Houck
1930 - 2011
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Carlos "Cub" Houck

April 17, 1930 - Sept. 4, 2011

SALEM - Cub Houck passed away at the age of 81 on September 4, 2011. Born Carlos Thompson Houck on April 17, 1930, Cub grew up in Salem, attending Salem High School and graduating from OSU in 1952.

He was an outstanding athlete both at the high school and collegiate levels. Cub enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating and camping throughout his life.

After college he served 2 years in the Air Force, then joined the family construction business, working throughout Oregon and Washington, branching out into demolition in his later years.

Cub valued public service, serving on the Salem City Council, the Salem School Board, and as an Oregon State Senator.

Cub is survived by his wife Kathleen, children, Ron, Don and Darah,their families, and his brother James Houck.

A celebration of Cub's life will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 2-4 p.m. at Orchards Heights Winery in West Salem.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution to the Salem YMCA, where Cub spent many happy hours, would be appreciated. YMCA 685 Court Street NE Salem Or 97301. Arrangements are by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

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Published in The Statesman Journal from Sep. 13 to Sep. 15, 2011.
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September 15, 2011
An honest man.

We can all be thankful for his service to family, community, state and country.
John Powell
September 15, 2011
On Diamond, Court or Field - Cub was the forceful competitor. Made first-class choices aligning career & political events, with family and leisure pursuits.
Adios my friend
Lowell Spagle
September 13, 2011
Cub was a true public servant--glad to know him in my time as a local reporter in the 1980s
Mark Gilman
September 13, 2011
A great Oregon Beta Phi and Beaver athlete.
Ed Dey
September 13, 2011
Great game Cub! those were the days:

I'll never forget...
Bob Seamster
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