Howard William "Bill" Houghton
Houghton, Howard William Bill (83) died Sunday, March 3, 2019. Bill, along with his wife Linda, and son Bruce, was a familiar face at Short Track speed skating meets all over the country as a volunteer for over 40 years. An avid cyclist, he was able to ride over 100 miles in a day well into his late seventies. Also an avid traveler he traveled with his family all over the world and America. He is survived by his wife Linda, his sons Douglas and Bruce, and his daughter Heidi. Private family memorial at date TBD.
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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Mar. 17, 2019.
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Bill exemplified the spirit of volunteerism in support of speedskating for many years. I am glad to have had an opportunity to know him.
Jack Brown
March 31, 2019
Driving long distances-early in the morning-regardless of weather-Bill was always present for duty. Thank you for always being there. My thoughts and prayers for the Houghton family.
Gerry VANDERHEIDE
March 26, 2019
I am very glad to have known Mr Houghton, he was a terrific person. Our sympathy and best wishes go out to all his family! Sincerely, Paul Rudder
Paul Rudder
March 19, 2019
Sorry for your loss. We enjoyed having our meet so professionally timed and photo. Thank you for promoting speedskating.
Kirk Bonnot
March 18, 2019
Bill and his family devoted many hours to the sport of short track speedskating at great time, expense and adversities. He pioneered electronic timing in the US. His devotion and sincerity can never be questioned. Hopefully his efforts will stimulate others in the future to follow in his footsteps. He will be missed.
Jim Chapin
March 17, 2019