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George R Houser

Vancouver, Washington

February 20, 2013

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
86 Army Air Corps  

Tail Gunner on a B-24

 George served form Nov. 1943 - June, 1946. He was B-24 Tail Gunner with the 43rd Heavy Bombardment Group. He earned the Army Occupation - Germany Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Victory Medal, and a Good Conduct Medal. George was a past member of the Sons of the American Revolution and has a long line of ancestors who served during the American Revolution, Civil War and WWI.

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March 25, 2013

George and Ila Houser 
Houser, George Robert 86 March 10, 1926 ~Feb. 20, 2013. Houser, Ila Sue 86 Ila Sue Houser Dec. 28, 1926~March 1, 2013. George Robert Houser, 86, of Vancouver, died Feb. 20, 2013, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 10, 1926, in Portland to Orville C. and Edna Evans Houser. George attended Portland Public Schools, graduating from Benson High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII as a tail gunner on a B-24 Liberator. George returned home and married Ila Sue Goodman on Aug. 22, 1947. He worked in the banking industry in Portland for many years and also in Vancouver as a bank manager for First Independent Bank, and as a property manager for Tri Star Development. George served on the Evergreen School Board and was a Plainsman Backer. He was a devoted husband and a loving father. George shared a love of sports with his children and grandchildren. Ila Sue Houser, 85, of Vancouver, died March 1, 2013, just nine days after her husband George. She was born Dec., 28, 1926, in Quitique, Texas, to Lawrence and Iona Barker Goodman. She graduated from Washington High School in Portland. Ila was a homemaker while raising their three young children. She later became an office manager for Oregon Congress Parent Teachers Association and also a rental manager for Tri Star Development. Ila had a love of painting and shared her artistic ability with her family by painting many pictures of her grandchildren. She was an avid reader and conversationalist. Ila will be most remembered for her warm, loving smile. George and Ila shared a wonderful marriage of 65 years. They were longtime members of Grace Lutheran Church where they shared their love of their Christian faith. They especially cherished the times spent with their family. George and Ila Houser are survived by their daughters, LueAnn Beck (Ron) of Portland and Lynn Christianson (Tom) of Portland; son, Doug Houser (Gina) of Vancouver; and eight grandchildren. A memorial service for George and Ila will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church, 9900 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church or North by Northwest Medical Clinic.

Published in The Oregonian on March 17, 2013

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