Ada Louise Wirbel, born September 11, 1926, in Central City, Kentucky, passed away September 12, 2020, Crescent City, California. Ada was a resident of Del Norte County since 1981 having moved here from Pomona, California.
Ada had many interests. First was family and friends. She loved teaching and kept in touch with some of her students, especially one girl, Debby Derry, since 1963. She loved traveling on summer vacations and weekend camping. She often took classes at U.C. Riverside that interested her. Ada loved all kinds of sewing, both hand and machine and won many ribbons at the fair. She was a founding member of the Lighthouse Quilt Guild and a member of the Sunshine Auxiliary of Crescent City Nursing & Rehab Center. She loved word games Scrabble and Boggle and always had a crossword book handy. She read several paperback books each week by many authors and many subjects. She loves baseball, especially the
Chicago Cubs. Growing up in Ohio she cheered for the Indians. She attended church at St. Joseph’s Catholic parish when she could and the weekly prayer group.
She is survived by her son James Houck of Crescent City, grandson Edward Houck of San Dimas, California, and granddaughter Michelle Houck of Victorville, California.
Ada was preceded in death by her first husband Novel Houck who was killed during the Korean Conflict and husband Edward Wirbel in 1993. Son Phillip Houck, grandson Scott Houck. Parents Edward & Ada Ruester, three brothers and one sister.
Viewings will be Monday, September 21, 12 noon to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, September 22, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel. Funeral Services will be held at Wier’s Mortuary Chapel Tuesday, September 22, at 11:00 am, with Interment to follow at the St Joseph Catholic Cemetery here in Crescent City.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Lighthouse Quilt Guild Scholarship Fund for high school seniors. LHQG Scholarships PO Box 2031, Crescent City, CA 95531.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wier’s Mortuary Chapel.
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