Eugenia (Jean) VanHouten


Eugenia (Jean) VanHouten, age 86 of Roe, went to be with her Lord on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Crestpark Nursing Home.  She was a Wal-Mart door greeter for 20 years.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, John; brother, Carlton Oliver, and two sisters, Mary Narwick and Evelyn Ann Duchin.

She is survived by two sons, Terry VanHouten and wife, Mary of Roe and Roy VanHouten of Hot Springs; one brother, Wesley Oliver of De Valls Bluff, and three sisters, Catherine Narwick of Oklahoma, Mildred Carlton of Jacksonville, and Lavinia Blackned of Canada.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M., Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Westbrook Funeral Home in Hazen.  Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the Westbrook Funeral Home Chapel in Hazen by Bro. Bart Manis and Bro. Mark Manis.  Burial will be in the Hazen Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Kevin Gosa, Gary Gosa, Josh Glover, Jeremy Glover, Colton Walker, and Caleb Smith.

4 thoughts on “Eugenia (Jean) VanHouten”

  1. Robert and Kathleen Morris

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady. When she was working in the fabric department at Walmart, I needed additional yarn to finish an afghan I was knitting, but there wasn’t any more at this store. She was going to Little Rock the next day, and volunteered to look for it over there for me. She found it, and then wouldn’t even let me pay her extra for her trouble. I’ll never forget that act of kindness and what an exceptional person she was. May the Lord bring you comfort and peace during this time of grief.

  2. So sorry for this loss. She was such a nice person. She and my Mom worked together in Clarendon back in the 60’s. May God pour out His blessings on the family.

  3. Terry and Sharon Van Houten

    We are so honored to have known and loved Mama Jean these last 10 or more years. She always loved to talk with Terry on the phone. She welcomed us, her (Georgia son) Terry and Sharon into her heart. We will miss her. Our deepest sympathies. Love and Friendship to everyone.

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