Margret Houck Walter
Dec. 20, 1926 –– July 22, 2017
Margret Walter died July 22, 2017, in Pasco, Wash. It was a Saturday, the day of rest. Jesus said, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:2B)
Margret has now entered into His complete rest, the joy of His presence. She loved God and was a devoted believer in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
Margret Houck was born to Eugene and Doris Houck in Enterprise, Ore., Dec. 20, 1926. She was the fifth of seven children: Pearl, Eugene (Bud), Opal, Lillian, Margret, John and Helen.
After graduating from high school in 1945, Margret followed her sister Opal and brother Bud to Portland. Bud introduced Margret to his good friend Marion in the fall of 1945. They were married in Vancouver on May 17, 1946. Daughter Claudia was born in 1947 and son Al in 1949.
Early spring 1951, the family of four moved to a homestead in Wyoming. Son Lee was born in 1954. Later that year they traded the homestead for 80 acres near Indio, Calif. In 1956, they moved to Atwater, Calif., where they bought and operated a small dairy farm.
In 1959, another move brought them to Connell, Wash., where Marion and Margret purchased a unit of land in Block 18 of the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project. They designed and built a house and successfully farmed for the next 36 years.
Margret was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved and sacrificed for her family. Her strong belief in God and ethical standards provided a good foundation for life and her family is thankful for a mother who put them on a path toward God
Margret was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sisters, brothers and four nieces. She is survived by three children: Claudia (Chuck) Stewart, Alan (Sally) Walter, Lee (Sue) Walter; five grandchildren: Zachary (Brittney) Walter, Tasha (Kent) Pucker, Lucas (Maggie) Walter, Kaylene Walter, Robin (Jim) Macias; four great-grandchildren: Callum, Helen, Indy, Colton; nieces and nephews.
Because Margret loved giving away Bibles, a contribution can be made in “Margret Walter’s memory” to The Gideons International, Vancouver West Camp, P.O. Box 6202, Vancouver, WA 98668. She was interred July 3l at the Enterprise Cemetery.