Patricia Harvey Houchens, 75, passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012.
Pat was born in Thomasville, N.C. on March 27, 1937 to J.D. and Lona H. Harvey. She graduated from East Carolina University with a B.A. and from Eastern Kentucky University with a M.A. in Social Work. She was a retired high school English teacher followed by twenty seven years as a social worker for Head Start in Madison County, Kentucky.
Pat was a two-time North Carolina State Amateur tennis champion. She was an avid sportswomen, loving baseball, softball and golf. She enjoyed playing bridge with her bridge club group.
Survivors include her husband, Jerry; daughter, Kie E. Vanderhorst and her husband Jeff of Lexington, Ky.; sons, Philip C. Houchens of Greenville, S.C. and Joseph W. Houchens of Fountain Inn, S.C.; five grandchildren, Riley, Taylor, Jett, Haley and Hayden.
A memorial service will be held 1:00p.m., Tuesday, May 8, 2012 in the First Presbyterian Church of Wildwood followed by a reception in the fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Wildwood, 203 Barwick St., Wildwood, Fl. 34785.
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