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Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Sunday, Dec 17, 2017
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Salem Funeral Home
120 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Sunday, Dec 17, 2017
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Harriet Houston Hough
Aug 15, 1939 - Dec 05, 2017
Harriet Houston Hough was born in Memphis, Tennessee on August 15, 1939 to Frances Martin and George McKnight Houston.

She graduated from The Hutchinson School in 1957, where she was crowned May Queen in her senior year. While attending Hollins College in Roanoke, Virginia, she met her future husband, Royce Hough, who was a student at nearby Washington & Lee University. In 1958, she was named Dream Girl of Pi Kappa Alpha for the State of Virginia and, a year later, she and Royce were married. They recently celebrated the 58th anniversary of their happy and loving marriage. They lived most of their lives together in Winston-Salem, having spent 10 interim years in Jacksonville, FL and Roanoke, VA.

She was an avid reader. Her interests covered a wide range of subjects, and she always loved exploring and learning new things. She was an astute student of life and love, and had a particular interest in studying comparative religions. She was dedicated to understanding the progress of Spirit as expressed and practiced throughout varying theologies.

Harriet was also an accomplished seashell collector, compiling an extensive collection of shells from the Southeast to the Caribbean. She was twice awarded the Delaware Museum DuPont Trophy for the outstanding mollusk exhibit at the Jacksonville Shell Show. She greatly enjoyed travelling in search of both seashells and new experiences, and had especially happy memories of climbing the Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt and the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico City.

For most of her life, Harriet’s favorite roles were, above all else, Wife, Mother and Grandmother. Her family was always her greatest joy. She is survived by three sons who are great friends: Michael (Amy Dillon), Ben (Ann Forehand) and Mark (David Roberts). She has been known for years as “Lucky” by her grandchildren, friends and family as this is how she felt when she became a grandmother to her six grandchildren: Houston, Georgiana, Henry, Liza, George, and Mariella.

Harriet was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Sydney Houston Hall (Mrs. Wallace L. Hall). Her surviving nephews and niece, Houston, Wallace and Sydney Ann Hall, along with their ten children, live in Dallas, Texas.

At Harriet’s request, there will be a private family memorial service. A visitation is scheduled on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Salem Funeral Home, 120 S. Main St., from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, per Harriet’s wish, donations can be made to The Hospice & Palliative Care Center (101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103) or to another charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be made through www.salemfh.com.
Kitty Anderson Young
Royce and boys, please know how saddened I am to hear of Harriet's death. Can't help but remember all of the fun nights playing Yahtzee and the many burning hot hours we all spent on the baseball fields all over Forsyth Co. My love to all of you at this sad time. Kitty
Sherry and Bill Crouse
Royce and boys, Thinking of you all during this difficult time. We fondly remember our visit when you all were In Jacksonville and remember how you all took care of our children when Sherry’s sister passed away in the early 80s. Harriet was such a kind soul and we will miss her greatly. With love Sherry and Bill
maurice briggs
Royce, Ben, Michael and Mark: I am deeply touched to learn that Harriet's life among us has ended….my interaction with the family was limited, but the flavor of her life seasoned everyone who knew her and all of you as a wholesome and realistic family (Ben, remember the time the huge pet snake, lost for a while, showed up having slept on the ball return under the pool table?). Even from a little bit of distance, her legacy continues to be inspiring toward "centeredness" and "wise and compassionate outreach" to others and the bright and beautiful world she adored. Maurice Briggs
Bob Kane
Royce and Family, I was saddened to hear of Harriet's passing and wish to express my condolences to you and your family. While we were only close during college years and reunions, I know what a wonderful woman and supporting wife and mother she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this time of grief and loss. Bob
Rachel Morton
2 Corinthians 1:3,4 gives us the assurance that "the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies" is "the God of all comfort" and he "comforts us in all our trials". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 36:7; 1 Peter 5:7) jw.org


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