DiLuzio Foley And Fletcher Funeral Homes

33 Marlboro Street, Keene, NH


Kenneth Gordon Houghton

December 4, 1929July 7, 2019

Kenneth G. Houghton 89, a longtime resident of Tempe, AZ and formerly of Keene, NH, passed away at his home in Tempe on Sunday, July 7, 2019.

His parents, Gladys I. (Castor) and Andrew Jackson Houghton, Jr., welcomed their son into the world on December 4, 1929 in Keene, NH. He grew up in Keene and was a 1942 graduate of Keene High School.

Kenneth enlisted in the Navy in August of 1948 and served during the Korean War, being honorably discharged in May of 1953.

He later attended Keene State College where he received his teaching degree in 1962. Kenneth moved to West Canaan, NH where he taught math and science at Mascoma Valley Regional High School for several years before moving to Tempe in 1968.

While residing in Tempe, he worked as an accountant, first with AZL Resources for ten years and then as a senior accountant with Triumph Corporation, retiring in 2001.

He was an active member of the St. Augustine Episcopal Church in Tempe where he cooked at the church for the homeless, especially during the holidays. He was also a member of the Walpole, NH Grange.

He is survived by his sister, Heather G. Sundstrom of Keene; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was predeceased by his brothers, Jerome C. Houghton, Frank C. Houghton, and Andrew J. Houghton, III, who died as an infant; and a sister, Corrine T. Washburn.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 12:00pm in the Fletcher Funeral Home, 33 Marlboro Street, Keene. Burial with military honors will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Old Homestead Highway (Route 32), Swanzey, NH. Family and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 10:30am until 12:00pm.

In lieu of flowers, for those who wish, donations may be made in Mr. Houghton’s memory to The Community Kitchen, PO Box 1315, Keene, NH 03431.


  • The Community Kitchen


  • Visitation Monday, July 22, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 22, 2019


Kenneth Gordon Houghton

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July 23, 2019

Ken was my 7th-grade math teacher at Mascoma Valley in NH. Since he lived only a couple doors down the street, he spent a lot of time at our house eating meals and playing cards (pinochle) with my family. After moving to AZ, he taught high school math for a couple of years and came back to Keene for parts of his summer breaks. The summer between my Jr and Sr years he invited me and another friend to fly out to Phoenix, and drive with him back to NH. Before heading home, he very generously toured us around AZ, San Diego, L.A., and across the Mexican border. It was my first time flying, and my first time out of New England... life-altering. This grand tour led to my enrolling at ASU in Tempe and escaping NH's cold winters for 3 yrs. I have Ken to thank for my continued love for traveling the US. We visited each other infrequently, but he remained a good family friend for 55 yrs, until the day he passed.