Cover photo for Belva Jane Houst's Obituary
1955 Jane 2024

Belva Jane Houst

January 1, 1955 — March 9, 2024


Belva Jane Houst passed away March 9, 2024. Jane was born January 1, 1955 in Gooding, ID, along with her sister, Dorothy, to Ferrell and Rose Clark. Jane grew up in Shoshone, ID and graduated from Shoshone High School.

Eventually she found herself in Bountiful, UT where she married Ray Anderson and had two children: Ashley and Micheal Anderson. After several years of marriage, they divorced, and Jane moved back to Idaho. She later married Hank Houst on January 1, 2001 and remained in Boise for several years. After the unfortunate passing of Hank, Jane moved back to Shoshone to be with her mother for the remaining years of both of their lives. 

Jane always had a caring and kind heart and that continued to be expressed in her later career of home health care and fostering of cats. She was always committed to providing for the community through nonprofits and community clubs like A Road To Home Animal Shelter, the Young Women’s group, and various senior center events. This, combined with her sweet personality, lent itself to many thriving communities.

She was also equally as passionate about her interests, one of which was buttons. She was loved and celebrated in the button community and would meet regularly with the local button club, winning awards for displays, and even becoming president for a time. Looking at the frames of button displays lining the walls of her home you could tell she was an expert. She often cycled through foster cats and plucked any strays she could find off the streets and wrapped them in warm blankets. She also grew her own collection of house cats in the process. She loved every single one like her own children.

She was filled with unconditional love and care for all those around her and always wanted nothing more than to ensure all life she came across, animal and person, was the best she could make it.

She was preceded in death by father, Ferrell Clark; mother, Rose Lueders; sister, Dorothy Mattison; husband, Hank Houst; and son, Micheal Anderson.

She is survived by her daughter, Ashley Anderson; and granddaughter, Luka Vera.

She will be missed by all.

A Celebration of Jane’s Life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, March 16, 2024 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Shoshone Ward, Shoshone, Idaho. 

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on Jane’s memorial webpage at


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