The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Death Notices

April 16, 2014

Donald Edward Houska

Published 4-16-14

ENID, Okla. — Donald Edward Houska, 69, of Hull, Texas, died of pneumonia on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

He was born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Enid, Okla., July 24, 1944, to Edward and Glenda Louella (Johnson) Houska.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Houska of Hull; mother, Glenda Houska of Deer Park; stepson, Bradley Sias and wife Sharon of Hull; granddaughter, Nikki Sias of LaPorte; great-granddaughter, Morgan Rollins of LaPorte; sisters, Patricia L. Brock of Deer Park and Judy M. Jett of Deer Park; brother, Daniel Houska and wife Sue of Eustace, Texas.

He graduated from Enid High School in 1962, and The Institute of Far Eastern Language, Yale University, in 1963, and San Jacinto College in 1974. He served in the Air Force.

He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Liberty, Texas. He also was a member of the VFW and American Legion.

He was employed at Exxon Chemical in Baytown, retiring after 30 years of service.

Don was an intelligent, kind and considerate man. He was loved and respected in many walks of life.

He loved to garden and share his bounty. His delicious pickled okra and many kinds of pickles were known to be the BEST by all who ate them. He baked wonderful bread and everyone enjoyed his tender, tasty brisket as he loved to entertain his many friends and relatives.

He loved his dogs with passion and gave homes to many, many strays. He was happily welcomed at Rainbow Bridge.

Don bowled for many years and enjoyed golfing. He was an avid sports fan and remained a true “Okie,” always cheering for Oklahoma University. BOOMER SOONER!!

In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Donald Edward Houska may be made to Best Friends Animal Society, 1-435-644-4801, the Humane Society of the United States, 1-866-720-2676, or to the Salvation Army, 1-800-725-2769.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Faith & Family Funeral Services, 40847 Hwy. 105 E., Batson, Texas, 77519. (936) 262-2100).

(Submitted by family)

 

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