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Harold Houston

Harold was born April 9, 1915. He was 101 years old at his passing.

Harold Houston lived a full life to say the least. He was older than the Hoover Dam, and compared to the Dam his age was easier to see. He was alive for World War I, World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, Desert Storm, and the Modern War on Terror. He saw 17 different men call the White House, “home”. Houston persevered through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

One of his many professions was working for FDR’s Works Progress Administration, designed to put Americans back to work before the United States involvement in the Second World War.

Houston used to continually buy new cars, and it was said among friends and family, that whenever the ash tray in his car filled up, he would trade it in for a new one. Until the day he died, Houston always said that the most amazing invention he saw in his lifetime, among the many innovations, was television. Harold Houston was a man who forgot more than most of us will ever know.

Houston started a family with his first wife and that small family became many families with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren spread all around the United States.

Since 2002, he has lived in Gardnerville with his daughter Linda Schaan, where grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren visit and spend time with him. He also made a great friend in neighbor Don Garrison, who was always there to trade stories with and pass the time. Houston is also survived by his other daughter Judy Olean who lives in Montana, as well as grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.


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