BATH, NY.; Thelma G. Houghtaling of Bath, NY passed away Wednesday April 15, 2020 at Harriett Taylor from the COVID-19 virus. She had been a resident there since February 2, 2020.
Thelma was born November 11, 1928 in Bath to Clinton Seager and Lucille (Brown) Seager.
She married Roland Houghtaling August 23, 1947. They lived and worked in Hornell for 2 years then moved to Bath. She worked many years with different jobs. Often worked 2 jobs from taking in laundry, doing ironing and cleaning houses. She worked at Westinghouse and Phillips for over 40 years. She was a waitress at many diners and restaurants in Bath and Hornell. Worked at the M&R for 3 years, the Tally Ho for 20 years until it closed, Dutch’s and after retiring she worked part-time at Betty Kay Bakery.
Thelma was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother and friend. Her family was her life. She loved to cook and most of all making cut-out Christmas cookies. Never eating many but would give them to family and friends close by and mailing some to those far away. She loved to dance, going to parades, horse shows, riding in a buggy or taking a car ride. Going out to dinner or lunch was a treat. Especially getting a fish fry at the Savona Diner and getting ice cream at the Twin Kiss. Enjoyed Christmas and all the laughter when games were being played and doing word search puzzles.
She is predeceased by her parents, her husband Roland in 1985, her son David in 2018, sister Dottie Walker and brother Elwood Seager also step-brother Willy Seager. Many others including several sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws.
She is survived by her daughters Diann Lathrop (Ernie), Donna Storm (Roger) and her son Dale Houghtaling (Lisa). Grandsons Tim Lathrop, Kyle Houghtailng (Bre) and Corey Storm (Morgan), granddaughters Kimberly Loghry, Kourtney Houghtaling (Jamie), Ashlee Adams (Chris) and Carrie Watts (Ben). Great grandchildren Megan Loghry (Cam) and Morgan Loghry (Brian), Taylor Roth (Jeff), Tyler and Bailey Houghtaling, Dakota, Breanna and Morgan Adams. Also step-brother John Seager (Fran) and special friend Ruthie VanSickles and many more!
Now our precious mom can dance the two step in heaven with our dad, brother and of course her mom who likes to lead. Her favorite saying was “Everyone needs an angel. What an angel heaven is getting!
Calling hours are being observed on Friday, July 10 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bond-Davis Funeral Home of Bath. Funeral service to follow at 1 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will be at Nondaga Cemetery.