Friends, family and fellow actors will be sharing their experiences and memories about Warren Houghteling of Los Alamos in a memorial service Friday at the Unitarian Church in Los Alamos.
Houghteling, a computer programmer and active local community theater actor, died suddenly of a heart attack while hiking with his dogs Jan. 8. He was 50 years old.
White Rock resident and fellow actor Irene Zaugg remembered Houghteling well.
“I’ve known Warren and his wonderful family for many years, and my first recollections are of a fun, playful father who was quick to laugh and always had a welcoming smile,” Zaugg said.
She also remembered him as an actor who gave a lot of his time to community theater.
“Of course, most of the community also knows him as a sharp performer, and he was a true delight in rehearsals and on stage. He was a serious and hard working actor and singer,” Zaugg said. “He could play the dashing romantic lead or the dastardly villain, and I remember how much fun he seemed to have playing the wicked music teacher in ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood.’ My heart goes out to his beautiful family, and I am deeply saddened that we will not share a stage again.”