JOHN HOUCK JR. John Robert Houck Jr., age 56, a longtime resident of Boulder City, was taken from us too early Dec. 16, 2013. He was born Feb. 13, 1957, in Michigan, to John and Patricia Houck. John worked as a long-time Local 501 Union Carpenter for Flamingo Hilton. John was a member of the Elks Lodge in Boulder City. He loved to golf, fish, cook and garden. He was an avid sports fan who loved his Chicago Cubs and his Green Bay Packers. Family was the most important thing to him. Being a loving spouse, father, and grandpa brought such joy to his life. John is survived by his wife, Susan Houck; six children, Trisha (Quang) Regan, Johnny (Maria) Houck, Kevan Belangee, Meridith (Andrew) Sweitzer, Catie Houck and Marjorie Houck; eight grandchildren, Jadyn, Averie, Riley, Jaxon, Brooke, Luke, Christopher and Addison; and his loving pets, Nellie and Abbey. The family will be holding private services. In lieu of flowers, the family asks all donations be made to Happy Home Animal Sanctuary, in memory of John Houck. Family and friends can sign an online memorial guest book at

Published in Boulder City Review on Dec. 26, 2013