Friday, December 14, 2018, heaven became a much more sweeter place as angels welcomed Steve home, who was probably whistling his entire way to the gates! Anyone who met Steve, were touched by his loving and giving spirit. Steve had a heart of gold and loved his entire family with his whole heart. But, as we all know, his life revolved around his sweet, amazing wife, Dixie, always making sure mama was happy! Steve was an avid outdoorsman, who loved to spend time hunting, fishing and camping (as long as he had his family in tow). Throughout his life, and many work endeavors, he never attempted a challenge without the assistance of his family. The past 36 years, Steve has run a successful business with his wife and son, Rick. Over the past decade, he also worked countless hours, side by side with his youngest son and grandsons, remodeling old homes. Many residents of Lehi were witness of this hard work that brought back the original beauty of these historic gems.
Steve always felt he was blessed throughout his life by the influence from countless individuals he has come into contact with. He valued the innumerable friendships he developed and was extremely fortunate to call many his friends. Over the past two years, Steve and his family have been particularly grateful for all who dedicated their time and service to his care. Steve and Dixie were privileged to have such steadfast devotion and love from Amanda Balle, as she worked fulltime to care for Steve.
Steve was born July 18, 1941 in Lehi Utah to Elmer Furrells and Ruth McPherson Houghton. He graduated from Lehi High School in 1959. A year later, on July 14, 1960, he married his sweetheart, Dixie Ann Peck, in the Manti Utah Temple. Steve dedicated his service to the Utah National Guard for eight years. In 1982, he started his business, Nationwide Trailers, with his son and wife. Steve is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Robert, sister Renae Grace and granddaughter Shandyn. He is survived by his wife Dixie, sons Mike Houghton (Melanie), Rick Houghton (Gina), Jeff Houghton (Amie), daughter Millisa Cox (Art), sister Marion Howarth, fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren (with one more on the way).
Viewing and funeral services
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 1929 W. 1500 N., Lehi
Viewing – Wednesday December 19th 6-8pm, Thursday 20th 9:30-10:30
Funeral – Thursday, December 20th 11:00 am