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Mary f. houghtaling

January 20, 1945 — July 29, 2014

Mary Frances Sands Houghtaling, 69 of Oxford passed away on July 29, 2014 at her home, with her family by her side. She was born on January 20, 1945 in Utica a daughter of the late Thomas and Clara (Bernholz) Sands. On February 19, 1963 she married William G. Houghtaling, who passed away on February 9, 1993.
She is survived by her children, Tamara and Steve Watson, Kimberly and George Graw, Rebecca and Robert Hughes, William J. and Jennifer Houghtaling and Rory and Elisabeth Houghtaling; her grandchildren, Shelby Watson, Gabriel Watson, Andrew Jenkins, Cody Maricle, Roxanne, Deanna and Jessica Houghtaling, and Stephanie Hughes; her great grandchildren, Dylan Kittridge, Alex Jenkins, Cameron Redmond and Talon Fritchler; her brothers, Dennis Sands and Russel Sands and her sister, Elizabeth Lamphere. Her nieces and nephews, Kathy and Tom Kaffenberger, Denise and Ted Kolankowski, and Kaitlyn, Jacob, Zoe and Maxwell Lamphere and a large extended family including Margaret Carey and Cory Shaw also survive.
Mary was a graduate of Oxford Academy and Central School, Class of 1962. She served as Town Clerk for the Town of Oxford for many years. She loved flower gardening. She also enjoyed scrap booking, and making cards. She liked to read many different authored books.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY with Rev. Ralph Bove officiating.
Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting

Funeral Service

11:00 am Friday, August 1, 2014
Behe Funeral Home Inc. 21 Main Street Oxford, New York, United States 13830-3371

Visitation at Funeral Home

Behe Funeral Home Inc. 21 Main Street Oxford, New York, United States 13830-3371

Final Resting Place

Chenango Valley Crematory 3 Preston St Earlville, New York, United States 13332
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