Monday, March 20, 2006

One Great Guy

Out of respect for our friend, I will have nothing to post until after Bill's funeral which is Tuesday.

William (Billy Boy) L. Houser passed away March 16, 2005.

He was born on May 9, 1953 in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Bill is survived by his wife and best friend of 32 years, Linda L. Houser. Also surviving Bill are his two wonderful children, Stephanie and Andrew Houser, as well as his lovely mother, LeVern Mitchell. Bill is also survived by his step sisters and brothers in law, Janet and Neil Murphy, Jodi and Done Roese and Gelene and Fred Jonasz. Additionally, there are numerous nieces and nephews who share loving memories of Bill. Linda's brothers, Billy and Bob Sampson, as well as Bill's special angel, Brenda Sampson, remember him with love and devotion. Bill was such a special man in so many ways. He was a devoted family man and the best friend anyone could ever hope to have. It would take several pages to name all of his friends. He loved golf and shared it with his son, his favorite partner. He was President, CEO and owner of Arizona Top Seed, a very successful tennis/basketball resurfacing company. Bill and Linda are extremely supportive of the community through their contributions to the United Way supporting Camp Sunrise for Kids with Cancer. Bill will always be remembered for his special sense of humor and amazing spontaneous laugh that those around him found contagious. No one was more loved than Bill Houser. A Memorial service will be held from 6-8PM on Monday, 3/20/06 at Hansen Desert Hills Chapel, 6500 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale. Funeral services will be held at 11AM on 3/21/06 at St. Joan of Arc, 3801 E. Greenway. Arrangements entrusted to Hansen Desert Hill Mortuary, 480-991-5800. Though Bill died suddenly from other causes, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society,


At 5:02 AM, Blogger Sergeant America said...

Again, sorry for your loss.

Mr. Houser had a full life for his years cut drastically short according to your posting. Gentlemen of this caliber are treasured as husbands, fathers, and friends.

It is a shame that a human being seems to have his/her merit only in summation upon their death ... Due to the hectic pace of living, these fine attributes are hurriedly passed over on a daily basis in these "modern times;" only to be acknowledged at a time when a friend is no longer with us.

Life, once again ... is not fair.

I honestly share your grief for one more fine man ... gone but not forgotten.

At 7:15 AM, Blogger Joe Gringo said...

Very well put, thanks again Sarge, much appreciated.

I grew up with 3 brothers and 2 sisters, I married a Mexican girl and am related to half of Mexico it seems ;-) ha ha, actually I think the number is around 400, so I am familiar with the term family and what that means, but our friend Bill probably had the best father/son relationship I'ver ever seen....something I will strive to equal with my two boys


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