Jeanette June Houston was born May 8, 1937, in Botna, Iowa, the daughter of George and Bernice Justice. She passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019, at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa, at the age of eighty-one.
Jeanette received her education in the Manning Community Schools and was a graduate of Manning High School with the class of 1955. She continued her education in 1956 at a beauty school in Des Moines. Jeanette began her cosmetology career in a beauty shop in the hotel in Dow City.
On May 4, 1958, she was united in marriage to Thomas Houston and the couple was blessed with the birth of seven children. The family moved to Council Bluffs in1969 and moved back to Dow City in 1973. Jeanette was so happy to be back in Dow City as she loved Dow City and the people in it. She loved fixing hair and catching up on all the gossip around town. She began working at the Dow City School in the 1990s and loved feeding all the kids and making homemade cinnamon rolls.
Jeanette was a member of the Dow City Methodist Church and the Eastern Star. In her leisure time, she enjoyed going to the casino, playing cards especially Euchre, reading Harlequin romance novels and socializing with the ladies. She loved having company and was particularly fond of her “apartment family” after moving from Dow City to Denison. She was also an excellent pie baker. Jeanette was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and truly enjoyed raising her children.
Jeanette was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tom in 2014; and one brother, Dennis. Survivors include: seven children: Tom and wife, Vicki; Carmen and husband, Don; Norman and wife, Maria; Lori; Jon; Michael and wife, Traci; and Alison and husband, Doug; fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; siblings: Roger; Wayne and wife, Arlene; Joann; Keith; Jolene and husband, Bud; and Lynn; special family friend, Randy; other relatives and friends.