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Donald C. Houghton

March 2, 1935 September 8, 2019
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DONALD C. HOUGHTON
SOUTH PARIS - Mr. Donald C. Houghton, 84, died Sunday September 8, 2019 at the Maine Veterans Home in South Paris. He was a lifelong resident of Carthage, ME [prior to going to the Veterans Home.
Born in Dixfield, ME on March 2, 1935 he was a son of Leo and Thelma (Hutchinson) Houghton. He attended local schools and served in the US Army as SGT from 1959 to 1961 and he also served in the National Guard. He worked with his dad as a woodsman and logger. His time spent working in the woods a total of 32 years. He also was a construction laborer and driver of trucks during the mud season to fill in his time.
He loved to play baseball; he was on Skidgell’s Slow Pitch man’s team until he was about 57 years old. He enjoyed music and played bass guitar in country western bands. He was the President for a year and then a trail master for several years for the Webb River Snowmobile Club. He was also a firefighter for the Carthage Fire Dept. for 15 years. He served as a selectman for 9 years and was also a Transfer Station Attendant. He liked to duck hunt, deer hunt and walk in the woods to take pictures of the wildlife. He liked to study the history of Carthage.
Survivors include two sisters, June Turner of Carthage and Leola Poirier of Bozrah, CT, two brothers, Emeral Houghton and wife Betty of Carthage and Lawrence of Carthage; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and siblings Collis, Arletta, Leroy, Charlie, Conrid and Kermit.
Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book and share memories with the family at www.meaderandson.com.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held 2 PM Saturday September 28, 2019 at the New Newman Cemetery in Carthage, ME Arrangements are under the direction of the MEADER & SON FUNERAL HOME, CREMATION AND MONUMENT SERVICES, 3 Franklin St., P. O. Box 537, Rumford, ME 04276.


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2:00 PM 9/28/2019 2:00:00 PM
New Newman Cemetery

Judkins Road
Carthage, Maine 04224

New Newman Cemetery
Judkins Road Carthage 04224 Maine
United States

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New Newman Cemetery Final Resting Place

Judkins Road
Carthage, Maine 04224

Judkins Road Carthage 04224 Maine
United States
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