A longtime resident of Northborough, Barbara was born in Worcester to Andrew Scott and Mary Dick (Winning) Scott. She married John Houston at Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester. John predeceased her in 1999.
She is survived by four sons, John S. Houston of East Fishkill, N.Y., James S. Houston of Northborough, Donald A. Houston of Worcester, and Brad R. Houston of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, their wives, and 12 grandchildren; her sister Janet (Scott) DeNapoli of Southborough; her brother, James Scott of Wilmington, N.C.; and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by a son, Douglas A. Houston in 1993, and a brother Walter Scott in 2013.
Barbara graduated from Worcester High School of Commerce. She was a lifelong member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Worcester, and will be remembered for over 50 years as a Sunday School teacher, her work at State Mutual and Northborough schools, time she gave to other organizations including Boy Scouts, and her love of gardening, knitting, children and enjoyed regular trips to Disney with her grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, May 23, at 11 a.m., at Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St., Worcester. Burial will be in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. Calling hours are Wednesday, May 21, 5 – 7 p.m., at Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main St., Northborough.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made in Barbara's name to Shriner's Hospitals for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA 01104, or to Wesley United Methodist Church, 114 Main St., Worcester, MA 01608.
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