Pat Houpt (Patricia Grace Wolfe Houpt) 86 of Oroville, Wash. died Sept. 17, 2015 at North Valley Hospital She was born Sept. 21, 1928 at Madera, Cali. to parents Fred S. Wolfe and Grace Hamilton Wolfe
Pat was the second of four children, Maudie Lou, Fred Jr. and Betty. The family lived in Lodi, Cali. for many years. After high school, Pat attended college where she became proficient at shorthand and worked as a secretary. The family later moved to Keene, Texas where she met and married Don Houpt. They moved to Nebraska, his home state, and worked on a cattle ranch in the sandhills. They were offered a position working on a wheat farm in South Dakota, which they later purchased. That is where they raised their three daughters, Shirley, Nancee and Kathryn. After 42 years on the farm, they retired and moved to Wenatchee, Wash. When Pat was widowed in 2008, she moved to the Oroville area to live close to her daughter. She was an avid seamstress, and loved to make look alike dresses for her three little girls. She also loved to crochet and quilt, and had donated many baby quilts to various charities, as well as to the Tonasket Pool fund. One of her greatest joys the last few years was watching the hummingbirds enjoying her flowers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three siblings, husband, daughter Shirley and son-in-law Randy Wheat. She is survived by two daughters, Nancee (Don) Eichberger of Cuba, Mo., Katie Wheat of Oroville, Wash., two grandchildren, Craig Eichberger of St. Louis, Mo., Laura (Chad) Kempfer of Valmeyer, Ill., and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Jake Kempfer, as well as several nieces and nephews.