Goshen News, Goshen, IN


April 26, 2013

Debbie Houser

March 26, 1958-April 25, 2013

— MIDDLEBURY — Debbie Houser, 55, died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at her residence.

She was born March 26, 1958, in Bellflower, Calif., to Jonny and Jessie (Terpstra) VanLaar. On July 19, 1980, in Orange County, Calif., she married Gary Houser. He survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are a daughter, Shannon (Travis) Bowers of Goshen; two sons, Gary Houser Jr. and Shawn Houser, both of Middlebury; one grandchild, Gavin Bowers, and a second one, Brooklyn Lee, on the way; her mother, Jessie Vandeventer of California; and three brothers, James (Arlene) VanLaar of Riverside, Calif., Gerald (Andrea) VanLaar of Spring Dale, Ark., Edward (Cindy) VanLaar of LA County, Calif. She was preceded in death by her father.

She was office manager for Logistics by Bontrager in Bristol. She enjoyed watching her children play sports, watching NASCAR and crocheting many different items for her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday followed by a funeral service at 6 p.m. at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastor Keith Perry.

Memorials may be given to the COPD Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent at www.millerstewartfuneralhome.com.


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