Patricia Jeanne Houghton

September 25, 1944 ~ February 5, 2018 (age 73)

Patricia Jeanne Houghton, 73, passed away at her home on Monday, February 5, 2018 in Mesquite, NV. She was born in Binghamton, New York, on September 25, 1944 to David Carlyle and Leah Arlene Martindale Olmstead. She married David Houghton in Ventura, California on April 13, 2007.

Patricia was a sweet woman who loved her family. She loved her husband, David. They were able to go on many road trips all over the U.S. to San Francisco, Alaska, Mt. Rushmore, and New York. She loved nature and animals, and she loved to see new things on their adventures. At home she loved to read, anything from J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, or Dean Koontz. She loved Lord of the Rings trivia, and could beat anyone. She enjoyed baseball, bowling, shooting, and the NHRA, watching drag racing and her favorite driver; Tony Schumacher. Patricia was a hard worker and was loved and respected by both employers and employees, and she was never afraid to stand up for what was right. Patricia’s favorite place was Disneyland in CA. She, Kristen, and Aaliyah would go as often as they could, and would be hard-pressed to leave. She loved all of her grandchildren, and was so happy that she inherited eleven grandchildren from David. She was always there for her family, and she will be missed.

She is survived by her loving husband, David Houghton of Mesquite, NV; son, Joe DiRenzo of Los Angeles, CA, daughter; Kristen DiRenzo of Ventura, CA, and her granddaughter; Aaliyah, whom she loved very much, and David’s children; David, Michael and Robert along with eleven grandchildren. Patricia is preceded in death by her first husband, who passed away in 2000, Louis (Gino) DiRenzo, and two brothers; Carlyle and Chuck.

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