Gilda Gabriella Houk, 65, Brookings, died Oct. 21, 2000, at Rogue Valley Medical Center in Medford.

She was born June 10, 1935, in Glen Lyon, Pa.

She married Lawrence Garrett Houk Sept. 23, 1960, in Reno, Nev.

Mrs. Houk worked as a food server for the Reno School District. She moved to Brookings from Reno in April 1997.

She attended Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Brookings. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, cooking, fishing and camping.

Survivors are her husband Lawrence Garrett Houk, Brookings; sons Richard and Ralph Houk, both of Reno; daughter Linda Bredengerd, Fernley, Nev.; brothers Dr. Ralph Falconieri, Japan; George Falconieri, Alaska.

Also surviving are seven grandchildren.

A memorial service for the family will be held in Reno.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rogue Valley Medical Center, Cheney Family Place, 2825 E. Barnett Road, Medford, OR 97504.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives and Crematory in Medford.