Wanda “Claudine” Houx was born June 16, 1932 to Harold D. Mathis (Jim) and Margaret L. Mathis in Kelseyville, California.
Claudine married Floyd Gene Houx on May 20, 1950. They had four children.
Claudine was a very busy woman all her life. She worked as a waitress in her younger days. Claudine was known as the playground/library lady at South Bay School to all the kids on Humboldt Hill. Many kids spent time at the “Houx” house on Austin Avenue playing, eating a meal, or living there. The door was always open.
Later Claudine went to Frederick and Charles Beauty College becoming a hairdresser. She worked at various Beauty Salons in Eureka, even owning her own, Her Majesty’s Salon at the bottom of Humboldt Hill. She was a member of American Business Women Association of Eureka and the Red Hat Society.
Claudine also went to school to learn about herbs and vitamins and was a Nature Sunshine Distributor. She helped several people overcome sickness and taught them how to live a healthier life.
Claudine will be missed by all. She is preceded in death by her parents Jim and Margaret Mathis, husband Gene Houx, and granddaughter Kari Erdahl Setterlund.
She is survived by her four children Clint (Kathy) Houx Rio Dell, Steve (Patty) Houx Ferndale, Blaine Houx Jacksonville, OR., Sheri (Gordon) Clapp Carlotta, Pam Dinsmore, and brother Tuck (Marva Lee) Mathis. Also 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and a grandbaby due in December.
In lieu of flowers please donate in Claudine’s memory to American Cancer Society, Alzheimer’s Association, and Hospice of Humboldt 3327 Timber Fall Ct. Eureka, CA. 95503 or charity of your choice.
Our family wishes to thank Agape Home Care, Sequoia Springs Fortuna, CA., and Hospice of Humboldt for their great care and compassion of Claudine.
Services will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019.
Per Claudine’s request: Viewing will be from 10:30a.m.-11:30a.m. at Sanders Funeral Home 1835 E Street Eureka, CA. Graveside Services will be at 12:00 Noon at Ocean View Cemetery 3975 Broadway Eureka, CA. >Reception to follow. Arrangements are under the care of Sanders Funeral Home Eureka, CA.
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American Cancer Society
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Hospice of Humboldt
3327 Timber Fall Ct, Eureka CA 95503
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