Mary Ann Houim

Mary Ann Mathilda Houim, 72, Tioga, and formerly of Velva and Egeland, died Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in a Minot hospital from an apparent heart attack.

Mary Ann was born April 22, 1941, in Newville, to Edwin and Rose (Roles) Meyer. She was reared on a farm near Egeland, attended school in Egeland, and graduated from Egeland High School in 1959.

Mary Ann married Delmer Houim on Jan. 5, 1960, in Cando. They made their home in Bisbee as well as several other communities in North Dakota and Minnesota, where she was employed as a nurse’s aide and in road construction. They resided in Velva for 10 years and then moved to Tioga in June 2013 to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Mary Ann was an excellent cook and loved to play cards and games, especially pinochle, dominoes and spicy farkle with family and friends.

Mary Ann’s loving family includes: her husband of 54 years, Delmer; children, Kathleen “Kat” Lang and Karen (Curt) Kittelson, all of Velva; Delmer (Annette) Houim Jr. and Danny Houim, all of Tioga; grandchildren, Heather (Nick) Johnson, J.R. Price, Jerald Lang Jr., Heather Sours, Sarah Pottorff, Bob Cox, Anne Verseman, Jasmine (Clinton) Collins, Roxanne and Brandy Houim, Gayle (Perry) Lanier, Trevor Bolas, Austyn, Collin and Adrianna Kittelson; great-grandchildren, Liam and Noah Johnson, Jack Tomlinson, Casey, Shelby, and Lance Nicholas, Aaron, Kyle and Kindra Burton, James Cox, Triston and Hayle Verseman, Akeelah Collins, David and Patrick Lanier; siblings, Janice (Larry) Gores, of Bisbee, and Kenneth (Linda) Meyer, of Bottineau; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Sherry Schuyler; and siblings, Eugene Meyer and Kathleen Meyer.

Celebration of the Life of Mary Ann Houim: Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 3 p.m. in Oak Valley Lutheran Church, Velva.

Interment arrangements are pending.

Memorials are preferred to the family.

Visitation: Saturday, April 12, from noon to 5 p.m., in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.

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