Dorcas Tiemeyer Houston |

Dorcas Tiemeyer Houston

Aspen Times Staff Report

Dorcas Tiemeyer Houston, a resident of Aspen in the 1950s and ’60s, died in Burlington, Vt., on June 21 after a brief illness. She was 84 years old.

Houston was born in Charleston, W.Va., and trained at Columbia Presbyterian School of Nursing in New York. She married Dr. Charles Snead Houston in 1941.

After five years with the U.S. Navy, they moved to Exeter, N.H. They then moved to Aspen, where her husband worked for the Aspen Clinic. They worked for the Peace Corps in India before settling in Burlington in 1966.

After retiring as a nurse, Houston gave herself unselfishly to her family, ignoring her own needs and wishes.

She is survived by her husband, her daughter Penny, and her sons Robin and David.

A memorial service was held Sunday, June 27, at the Unitarian Church in Burlington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association.

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