Sheri Sue Houghton

July 10, 1950 – Jan. 1, 2024

Sheri Sue (Anderson) Houghton, 73, passed away peacefully on New Year’s Day of 2024 at home, surrounded by loved ones.

Sheri was born July, 10, 1950, in Powell, the daughter of Alden Harley and Evadean (Asay) Anderson. She attended school in Byron, graduating from Byron High School in 1969.

She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and lived her faith through her service to others.

Sheri will be remembered most for her love of family, friends and strangers alike. She gave freely of her time and talents to those who needed a hug, a kind word or a laugh. 

She loved to bake and was known to share her many delicious creations, especially her yeast rolls and various sweet treats, to many. Sheri was also a talented artist and singer. Those fortunate enough to receive a beautiful handmade card for any occasion always commented on the love and care that went into each heartfelt note. She was supremely gifted in making people feel special, and it will stand as her greatest legacy.

Sheri was predeceased by her parents, Alden Harley and Evadean (Asay) Anderson, and husband Larry James Houghton, as well as several brothers and sisters.

Sheri is survived by her three sons, Eric James (Michelle) Houghton of South Jordan, Utah, Nicholas Aaron Houghton and partner Amanda of Morgan, Utah, and Joshua Winfield (Katie) Houghton of Manchester, New Hampsphire; daughter Yvonna McGurn of Gallatin, Tennessee; and grandsons Tiernan, Finn, Wesley, Trevor, Reggie and Owen; as well as several siblings. Sheri also leaves behind her very special family friends in Betsey Plummer and family, Jane and Barry Thorndike, Bonnie and Steve Burnham and Taylor and Tomy Jenkins and their daughter, Charlotte

The family would like to thank all those whose love and support through this trying time has been greatly appreciated. The family would like to especially thank the nursing and aide staff at Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice, along with her dear friend Janice Bachelder for her caretaking during Sheri’s final months.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring at a time and location to be determined later. Per her wishes, a graveside service will be held in July at Penrose Cemetery, where her ashes will be laid to rest. 

Arrangements are under the care of Dan and Scott’s Family First Funeral Homes & Cremation Care, Farmington, Maine, where memories and condolences may be shared at dsfuneral.com.

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