Shirley Houtchens, 80, of Louisville, Kentucky, passed away peacefully Friday, April 12, 2019. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and aunt. She fiercely loved her family with all of her heart, and thoroughly enjoyed spending any amount of time with them. Her family was her pride and joy. She was an avid coffee drinker, shopper, and relied on her unwavering faith. Some of Shirley's fondest memories were working Millionaires Row at the Kentucky Derby.
She was born on March 29, 1939 in Jefferson County, Kentucky to James and Bertha Riggs. She is preceded in death by her parents, her first loving husband Harold Wallace, and her second loving husband George W. Houtchens, Jr.
Shirley is survived by her loving daughter, LeDonya (Scott) Derbacher, sons, Harold (Sheri) Wallace, George (Cynthia) Houtchens, grand daughters, Ashley Wallace, Shelbie Wallace, and Natalie Houtchens. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel, (10304 Dixie Hwy). Her Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions - Southwest Louisville Chapel with burial to follow at Louisville Memorial Gardens West.
The family requests that contributions in Shirley’s memory be made to Hosparus of Louisville.
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