Tracy Renee Hougland, 52, of rural Seymour slipped away from this earth and entered her eternal home on Friday, Dec. 16, 2016.
Born April 22, 1964, in Jennings County, she was the daughter of Larue Collett of Washington and John and Janie Gevedon Roberson of North Vernon. On Oct. 20, 1990, she married Bryan K. Hougland at Cana United Methodist Church in Jennings County. He survives in rural in Seymour.
Tracy was a 1982 Jennings County High School graduate. She had formerly worked at Hooks Drug Store in North Vernon and more recently at Crothersville Elementary School. She was a member of Cana United Methodist Church, enjoyed reading, making noodles to sell as a fundraiser for different community events and was a community philanthropist by donating her time, effort, and persistence to make sure a project was completed.
Tracy’s other survivors include a large family she loved dearly, three children, Amanda (Kyle) Thayer of Hope, and Lucas Hougland and Jayna Hougland of rural Seymour; grandchildren, Hallie Steele and Jacob and Katherine Thayer, all of Hope; siblings, David Collett of Louisville, Kentucky, Jeffrey (Sandy) Collett of North Vernon, Brian (Michelle) Collett of Jefferson City, Missouri, and Terry Trowbidge of Columbus; father and mother-in-law, Wayne and Allene Hougland of rural Seymour; nieces, Shayna Soto, and Lindsey, Annie and Zoe Collett; nephews, Jeremy Soto and Drew Collett; sister-in-law, Suzy Hougland of rural Seymour; several great nieces and nephews; and adopted brother-in-law, Tim Hamilton of rural Seymour.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Adams Family Funeral Home & Crematory in Crothersville with Pastor Joe Wyatt officiating. Burial will be at Cana Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. and from 9 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made by purchasing a children’s book and donate it to a place where children can enjoy reading it or to a newly formed scholarship being created in Tracy’s name for the children of Crothersville Schools.
Condolences may be given to the family at www.adamsfuneralhomeonline.com.