was born Nov. 7, 1914, on the Dasenbrock family farm in Colfax County.She attended rural Colfax County grade schools and graduated from Leigh High School.She grew up a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Leigh where she was the organist.She
married Lambert C. Houfek on May 27, 1936, in Clarkson.They farmed in Colfax County until 1941 when they moved to Los Angeles.After World War II, they returned to Leigh
.They moved to Clarkson in 1947 and purchased Clarkson Oil Co.She
home in Clarkson
until moving to Kentucky in December 2001 to be near family.Her
spouse preceded her
in death Jan. 7, 1972.