Carol L. Houlton | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

September 21, 1940 - October 24, 2019


Carol LaVonne (Hendricks) Houlton of Bloomington, MN, formerly of Richfield, MN, passed away Thursday, Oct 24, 2019 at Martin Luther Care Center.

Carol was born on September 21, 1940 to Pete and Matilda (Poppen) Hendricks at home in rural DeSmet, SD. She attended Shady Lawn country school for all eight years and graduated from Bancroft High School in 1958. She worked at Wards Store in DeSmet before attending Northwest College of Commerce in Huron, SD. While attending college in Huron, she met Bob. Carol moved to Minneapolis. She married Robert (Bob) Houlton on July 23, 1961 at the Spirt Lake Presbyterian Church of DeSmet where she was baptized and confirmed. They lived in Fridley, MN before moving to Richfield, MN where the raised 2 daughters, Roberta and Cynthia.

Carol loved her cats. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, and going to craft shows. She was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church, where she was involved in bible studies and women’s circle group. Carol worked at banks and later for Children’s Home Society and Crossroads Adoption Services.

Those grateful to have shared in her life are her husband, Bob, of Bloomington; daughters Roberta (Michael) Houlton Reyes of Brooklyn, NY and Cynthia Houlton (Joe Deck) of Kirkland, WA.; grandsons, Alex and Ben Reyes; sister, Shirley (Eldred) Carlson of Lake Preston, SD ;niece Rhonda Class of Sioux Falls, SD; nephew, Scott Carlson of Lake Preston, SD. And other relatives and friends.

Carol is preceded in death by her parents, Pete and Matilda Hendricks.



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