The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 17, 2014

Daniel J. Houston

Published 2-18-14

Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Funeral service for Daniel “Dan” J. Houston, 84, of Covington, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Christopher Griffith officiating. Burial will follow in Covington Cemetery under the direction of Anderson-Burris Funeral Home, Enid.

Daniel was born Nov. 8, 1929, in Enid, Okla., to Edward and Mabel Townsend Houston and died Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Enid.

He graduated from Pioneer High School in 1947.

Daniel served with the U.S. Air Force from 1948 until 1950.

On July 12, 1954, he married Yvonne Schulz, and they made their home on the farm. They raised cattle and farmed in the Covington, Douglas and Bison areas.

Dan was a roughneck on oil rigs in the late 1960s and 1970s. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder.

Dan served on the Covington-Douglas School Board and was a member of the Logan County Water Board.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Yvonne, in May 1994, and his parents.

He is survived by his children, Kandy and John Trojan, Bison, Danny and Tommie Houston, Covington, and Shirley Southwick, Fairmont; four grandchildren and their spouses, Lindsey and Ryan Knight, Katie and Austin Rhodes, Scott and Peggy Southwick, Kris and Lanita Southwick; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Gene Houston, Bison; and other relatives and friends.

Memorials may be made to Tri County Senior Citizens or St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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(Submitted by family)