Rena Ann Schwarzmann Houle

Ann Houle, supermarket cashier, 81
Published: March 9

Ann Houle, who was a cashier for
Giant Food for 20 years, died Feb. 6 at
her home in Oxon Hill, Md. She was 81.

She had complications from
diabetes, her daughter Mary Olien said.

Mrs. Houle began working for
Giant in 1967 at a store in Oxon Hill.
She worked at a branch of the store in
Waldorf, Md., from 1977 until her
retirement in 1987.

Rena Ann Schwarzmann was born in Washington and was a 1950
graduate of
Anacostia High School.

She was a past member of the Lions Club and made stained-glass lamps
as a hobby.

Her husband of 24 years, Wilfred J. “Willie” Houle, died in 1976.

Survivors include six children, Martha Stitt of North Beach, Md., Mary
Olien of Winchester, Va., Shelly Mascaro of Cutler Bay, Fla., Teresa
Mackey of Los Angeles, Jim Houle of Churchton, Md., and Sharon
Draher of Waldorf; a brother; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

— Matt Schudel - The Washington Post 2014