Audrey Dyer Houghton, age 88 of China, Maine, passed to the Lord on December 23, 2013 at Inland Hospital in Waterville, Maine, following struggles with heart and cancer issues. She was surrounded by the love of family and friends during her last days. She was born in Waterville, Maine on July 14, 1925, daughter of Bradford and Ella (Webb) Dyer. A graduate of Coburn Classical Institute and Colby College, she married Russell E. Houghton of Boston on August 18, 1946 at the First Baptist Church, Waterville, Maine. During their life together, they lived and taught in Peacham, VT, Schoharie, NY, and Beaver Falls, NY before retiring in 1980 to China, Maine. They were nearing their sixtieth anniversary when Russ left this earth August 12, 2006. Audrey loved family, church, and school activities. A teacher and homemaker, she also held many volunteer positions in communities and churches. In retirement, she was active in China Baptist Church as a choir member, deaconess, teacher of Women's Bible Study, and President of Women's Alliance. Additionally, she was involved with the China Historical Society, Maine and Kennebec Genealogical Services, the RSVP Born to Read Program, and the Maine Fellowship of Christian Writers, which she hosted in her home. She enjoyed writing poetry and had several pieces published. Audrey is survived by three children: son Bradford and wife Sandra of Benton, Maine; son Robert and wife Betsey of Plymouth, MA; daughter Kathryn and husband Eric Cioppa of China, Maine. She also leaves a special sister, Aldana Dyer Pelletier, of Nokomis, FL. Blessings have included seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren: Shawn Houghton and wife Heather of China, Maine (and children Jacob, Peyton, and Easton); Tammy Lunt and husband Eric of Fairfield, Maine (and children Mason and Gavin); Renee Couture Proulx and husband Michael of Winslow, Maine, (and children Coby and Seth Couture); Winslow Houghton and wife Lily of Moab, UT; Haley Houghton Oates of Lansing, MI; Ryann Cioppa of Portland, Maine; Zachary Cioppa of China, Maine. A memorial service will be held at China Baptist Church on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 1:00, with Pastor Ronald Morrell presiding. Burial will be at the Webb-Dyer family lot in Hallowell, Maine at a later date. Donations may be made in her memory to the Houghton Memorial Fund for Music, in care of China Baptist Church, PO Box 6095, China Village, Me. 04926.