Florence Arlene (Miller-Houseal) Kish
Florence Arlene (Miller-Houseal) Kish went to be with her Lord on November 10th, 2012.
Florence was born on July 11, 1925, to Hyacinth (née Zell) and Lester Miller in Ashton, SD. She grew up on the family farm three miles east of Ashton, and graduated from Ashton High School. After high school she went to Davenport, IA, to pursue work and college. There she met her first husband Raymon Houseal. They were married April 1945 in Davenport, IA.
Flo (as her friends called her) and Ray had five sons and one daughter. They moved to California in 1957, where she worked at Montgomery Wards, and then at the high school kitchen. Flo was very active in the Moose Lodge, Red Hats, Tops, and Ladies Christian Group. She enjoyed playing cards with friends and having block parties.
Flo and Ray moved to Lake Havasu City, in 1990 where she joined Tops and was active in the Baptist Church.
When Ray passed away in 1995 she relocated back to South Dakota. This is where she met (again) her second husband, Raymond Eugene Kish (know by friends as Gene).
Flo and Gene had been high school sweethearts. They were married on October 24, 1996. They lived in Valley City, ND, during the summer and were snowbirds in Lake Havasu City in the winter.
Flo helped with three other ladies to form a Red Hat Society Group in Valley City, and was very active in it.
Flo is survived by her husband, Gene.; sons Kenny (and Pat) Houseal, Larry (and Donna) Houseal, and Warren (and Patty) Houseal; and daughter Teresa Houseal.
She is also survived by 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Bev Holt, Carol (and Levern) Swenson, Linda Beggs, Darlys Kloss; four sisters-in-law, Dorothy (and Lyle) Miller, Jeanne (and Ray) Miller, Nancy Berdemphle, Marilyn (and Dick) Mason; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Lyle and Raymond; her first husband Raymon Houseal; and two sons, Jackie and Terry Houseal.
Burial services were held at Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, CA, with memorial services to be held later in spring, time and place to be announced.