Evelyn “Pat” Houston, 94, wife of a Great Plains clergy member, born September 20, 1926; died September 17, 2021. She was also a preschool teacher, newspaper proofreader and church secretary in several churches. In addition, she sang with the Gospelaires Quartet for 23 years and traveled throughout Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Colorado.
She married L. Fred Houston Aug. 22, 1948, in Peck. He became a United Methodist pastor and, over a 53-year period, they served the following churches in Kansas: Rose Hill, Goddard, Peck, Delphos-Lamar, Talmage-Willowdale-Manchester, Burden, Minneapolis-Ada, Ellsworth-Wilson, Abilene Emmanuel-Industry, Towanda-Benton and as associate pastor at Winfield.
She was preceded in death by her husband; sons, Patrick Houston and Brian Houston; her brothers, Glenn Patrick and Raudon Patrick; and her sister, Betty Lindley.
She is survived by her children, Michael (Cindy) Houston and Carolyn (Robert) Dohermann; daughter-in-law, Christel Houston; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services have been conducted. Memorials have been established with the Valley Center First United Methodist Church's Youth Scholarship Fund and the VCFUMC Children's Ministries, 560 N. Park Ave., Valley Center, KS 67147.