Deborah L. (Guess) Houghton
March 12, 1968 – February 14, 2022
Survived by husband, Bruce L. Houghton, M.D.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cleon and LaVern Houghton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Alan and Alexandra Houghton and Daryl and Debbie Houghton, Drs. Caroline and Martin Tahara; nieces and nephew.
VISITATION: Thursday, February 17th from 5:30pm to 6:30pm followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30pm at St. John Catholic Church at Creighton University, 2500 California Plaza.
VISITATION: Friday, February 18th from 12noon to 1pm with MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 1pm, all at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1308 Avenue “G” West, Wisner, Nebraska. Interment: Wisner Cemetery in Wisner, Nebraska.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Harold Warp Pioneer Village Foundation, Nebraska Humane Society, Siena/Francis House, or Magis Clinic.
To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service and Mass, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
Anyone who knew Deborah, understood how much her pets meant to her. Something Bruce had no choice but to adapt to as well. When they first met, one of her cats, Toddles, jumped up onto his lap. Had that not happened, it would have probably been a ‘deal-breaker’ for her there and then. Bruce must have been approved by the pets because Deborah and Bruce were married in September 2002.
Her pets were ‘rescues’ and the All-Creatures Veterinary office staff would often joke, “If there is reincarnation, when I come back I want to be one of Deborah’s pets.”
Deborah loved her many Road Trips with Bruce, and they would take time near their wedding anniversary in the Fall to visit places around the country including Presidential Libraries and Museums, Great Lakes Lighthouses and the Shipwreck Museum on Lake Superior, The Alamo, the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Roswell, New Mexico (I Want to Believe), Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks.
Her favorite out of state place to visit was the Black Hills, Custer State Park, and the Mount Rushmore area. She truly found peace during visits there. She adored Pioneer Village in Minden, Nebraska and visited often.
Deborah produced scrapbooks with Cleon Houghton for her nieces and nephew. She loved knitting and times spent with her friends from her knitting group at Personal Threads Boutique in Omaha were among her most cherished.
Deborah volunteered at Creighton University Medical Center in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit cuddling babies and was passionate about helping those in need.
Deborah was an exceptional source of joy to all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband, Bruce L. Houghton, M.D.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Cleon and LaVern Houghton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Alan and Alexandra Houghton and Daryl and Debbie Houghton, Drs. Caroline and Martin Tahara; nieces and nephew.