Virginia P. “Ginny” Houck - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Virginia P. “Ginny” Houck

August 22, 1924 - January 12, 2020

           Virginia P. “Ginny” Houck, age 95, of New Castle, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2020.

          Born in Philadelphia, PA on August 22, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Herbert R. and Alice May (Wood) Palmer.  Ginny dedicated her life to her family as a loving and talented homemaker.

          A friend to the community, she was an active member of the Minquadale Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary since 1952.  Ginny enjoyed sports, especially bowling and cheering on her beloved Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies.  She was devoted to her faith and was a member of the Minquadale United Methodist Church since 1951.  In Ginny’s spare time she liked going to dinner and trips to the casino with her friends.

          In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Percy B. “Paul” Houck; daughter, Carol Johnson; and grandchildren, Robert Johnson and Andrea Mall.  Ginny is survived by her children, Paul Houck (Pat) of Rehoboth Beach, Larry Houck (Michelle) of Lewes, Janet Houck (Tex Thompson) of New Castle and James Houck (Doris) of Pearisburg, VA; brother, Herbert “Bud” Palmer of Bonita Springs, FL; 11 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandsons.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9 am until 11 am on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am.  Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ginny’s memory to Minquadale Ladies Auxiliary, P.O. Box 647, New Castle, DE 19720.


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17 Condolences for Virginia P. “Ginny” Houck

  • We are saddened by the passing of our beloved Virginia. She was one of our oldest members if not the oldest one. We will greatly miss her! We pray for peace for all the family, knowing that Virginia has finished her race and rests in the arms of our Lord Almighty.

  • Buzzy, Larry, Jimmy and Janet,
    So sorry to hear about Gin. She was the nicest person. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

  • I am so, so, very sorry to hear of Mrs.Houck passing…it comes as a great shock to me, since She would suffer with one thing or another but always, always bounce back. I’ve enjoyed her company on several outings with her and the Minquadale Fire Company Ladies. She was a sweet lady with a great sense of Humor! I will miss her. Valerie Volk

  • Buzzy sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  • I knew Ginny from the Fire house she was a very sweet woman who I am glad to know I remember all the times at The Firemens Convention when I ran The Hospitality Room she would always ask if i needed anything gonna miss her shes at peace Now . She will be missed Dearly sending Hugs & prayers to the Family during this Difficult time

  • To my cousins Buz, Larry, Jimmy, Janet and families, my heart is heavy for this journey you are on this week and the months to come. Your mom was special and you sure don’t need me to tell you that. I’m so glad you had her with you for all these years. Such a treasure. May God bless you with loving memories always and that your minds’ eyes will always see Aunt Ginny’s infectious smile and twinkling eyes.
    Lovells from your Florida cuz, aj.

  • Dear family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful tribute video capturing Ginny’s love of family, love of friends, fellowship with church and dedication to the Minquadale community firehouse. Neighbors are weeping her loss. Peace

  • It was always a highlight of my summer to be able to take Ginny and my sister-in-law Joanne to a Phillies game. So much fun and she really loved going to those games. What a wondrful lady she was. I feel lucky to have known her.

  • I’m not sure what to say I’m in schock what a beautiful Lady she will be missed, my love to you Janet and family my heart goes out to her

  • So sorry for your loss.

  • To The Houck Family, So sorry for your loss, Ginny was a wonderful woman and loved by everyone, my prayers are with you all, love
    Dorothy Hartman

  • Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about Aunt Ginny’s passing. Our mother has lost a lot of her faculties, however, she still remembers Aunt Ginny and was excited to have received a recent Christmas card from her. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you and hasten the journey of her soul to Heaven.
    The Whitton cousins,

  • My sincerest condolences to the Houck family.

  • With deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Mother, Janet.
    I’m keeping you & your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Words can not express the sadness and sorrow felt. I will always remember the time I drove Grandpop & Grandmom Hojnicki along with Ginny to AC Casino. We laughed the entire way up and back. Her laughter was contagious. She always asked about our Trevor and Stella and truly cared for everyone in the family. Ginny, you will be missed by our family. Heaven will realize what an Angel they have gained and continue singing in the Angels choir! We are grateful to have known her and sorry for your loss.
    The Blohm’s
    Jason, Mindy, Trevor, and Stella

  • To the Houck family, through the years I was very blessed to have “Gin” as my best friend. Sharing so many special times together with trips to the casinos, dinners out, and of course our morning check in calls. I will miss and cherish these memories forever in my heart.

  • To the Houck family, we are sincerely heartbroken to learn of the passing of your beautiful Mom. They broke the mold when this angel was born! She was one of the most kind, loving, smart person we ever knew. She had the patience of an angel. I am going to miss my second Mom and will never forget you always and forever, until we meet again,. You have a wonderful time in heaven with your Mom & Dad, Paul, Carol, Bob, and Bobby. Make sure you have one big party with your old Minquadale neighbors, John & Rita, Bick & John, Murray and Kitty, Tony & Rita. We will always remember the fun times and the beautiful smile you had. We will visit with you tomorrow and let you Rest In Peace. We love you Ginny! Minquadale Ladies Auxiliary is missing our angel tonight.