Dale R. HouckRestaurant ownerDale R. Houck, owner of Only...


January 21, 1993

Dale R. Houck

Restaurant owner

Dale R. Houck, owner of Only the Best restaurant in Ellicott City, died Monday at Greater Laurel-Beltsville Hospital of injuries he suffered that day in an automobile accident on Interstate 95 in Savage.

He was 41 and lived in Elkridge.

He had owned the restaurant for about three years. For 13 years before then, he had worked as an engineer for Vibra-Tech Engineers Inc. in Frederick. Earlier, he worked briefly at the W. R. Grace & Co. Research Center in Clarksville.

Born in Hanover, Pa., he was reared in Millers and was a 1969 graduate of North Carroll High School and a 1973 graduate of Towson State University.

A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Owen Brown Village Interfaith Center, 7246 Cradlerock Way, Columbia.

Mr. Houck is survived by his wife, the former Myra Taub; two sisters, Mary Hamilton of Hampstead and Janet Ransom of Mount Airy; and a brother, Merle Houck of Liberty, Mo.

Louise L. Morgan

Hospital lab supervisor

Louise L. Morgan, a section supervisor in the microbiology laboratory at Franklin Square Hospital, died Tuesday of cancer at her home in the Fullerton area. She was 45.

She had worked at Franklin Square for most of the 20 years she had lived in the Baltimore area. She had also worked in a laboratory at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Born in Troy, N.Y., she was a graduate of St. Rose College in Albany, N.Y. She held master's degrees from St. Bonaventure (N.Y.) University and from Loyola College in Baltimore.

A Mass of the Resurrection is to be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Augustine's Roman Catholic Church in Troy. Fellow workers are planning a memorial service in the Baltimore area.

She is survived by her parents, Hugh G. and Cleda Sewell Morgan, both of Troy.

Cheryl Ann Harren

Westinghouse secretary

Cheryl Ann Harren, an executive secretary at the Westinghouse Electric Corp., died Monday at her Severna Park home after a heart attack.

Mrs. Harren, who was 47, worked at the Westinghouse plant at Baltimore-Washington International Airport for 29 years.

Born in New Kensington, Pa., but reared in Linthicum, the former Cheryl Ann Mentzell was a graduate of Brooklyn Park High School.

In high school, she was named to an all-Anne Arundel County softball team as an outfielder.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and was fond of gardening, baking and calligraphy.

Mrs. Harren is survived by her husband, Michael J. Harren; a daughter, Laura Ricker of Baltimore; her mother, Sarah E. Mentzell of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two brothers, John C. Mentzell of Annapolis and David K. Mentzell of Pompano Beach; and a granddaughter.

Christa R. Jeunette

Towson State senior

Christa Renee Jeunette, a senior at Towson State University who worked in educational programs at St. Joseph Hospital, died Monday of meningitis at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Miss Jeunette, who was 21 and lived on Doxbury Road in Towson, was an elementary education major at Towson State.

At St. Joseph, she worked part time in the Kangaroo Kapers program for children whose mothers are about to have a baby and in the Pre-natal Baby Care program for first-time parents.

A native of Towson, she was a graduate of Pleasant Plains Elementary School and Loch Raven Middle and Senior High schools.

In high school, she was a discus thrower on the track team.

She was a former Girl Scout who was interested in camping and aerobic exercises. She was also a synchronized swimmer at the Towson YMCA and swam competitively for eight years for the Campus Cabana Swim Team.

A Mass of Christian burial was to be offered at noon tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 8501 Loch Raven Blvd.

She is survived by her parents, Michael R. and Barbara A. Jeunette; a brother, Michael R. Jeunette Jr.; and a sister, Karen Jeunette. All are of Towson. She is also survived by her paternal grandparents, Edward R. and M. Charlotte Jeunette of Baltimore; and her maternal grandparents, Richard B. and Emily M. Magers of Westminster.

The family suggested memorial contributions to the Towson State University Foundation.

Mary B. Thomas

Volunteer and teacher

Mary B. Thomas, a volunteer and former teacher who lived in Catonsville for many years before moving to Virginia nearly 15 years ago, died Tuesday at a hospital in Richmond, Va., of complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Mrs. Thomas, who was 77, was a volunteer at the Children's Aid Society while she lived in Catonsville and more recently with Meals on Wheels in Richmond.

The former Mary Beitler was reared in Relay and graduated from Catonsville High School and the University of Maryland at College Park.

She taught English and biology at Montgomery Blair High School in Montgomery County as a young woman.

Her husband, Dr. Ramsay B. Thomas, a pediatrician, died in 1972.

Services are to be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Leroy M. and Russell C. Witzke Funeral Home, 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville.

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