Doris Houser Obituary

Doris  Houser
Doris Houser
Doris Houser

August 18, 1921 - November 4, 2009
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Doris Houser, 88, headed home quietly on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at the Gardens of Luther Park. Funeral services will be held 10 A.M. Tuesday, November 10, at Union Park Baptist Church, East 9th and Arthur, with burial to follow at Glendale Cemetery.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. Houser and son, James Robert Houser. She is survived by her children, Ted (Jan) Houser of Des Moines and Judy (Jules) Gray of Johnston; daughter in law Kathryn Mikesh Houser, and her grandchildren, Scott, Robin, Mike, Jennifer, Bryan, Dann, Anna, Meryl and Sam; and her sister, Mary Owens.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 P.M. Monday at Olivet Baptist Church, 2743 – 82nd Place, Urbandale.

Doris was born August 18, 1921 to Charles and Margaret Miller; and raised in Runnells on the family farm, the youngest of eight children. She married Bob Houser during WWII in Louisiana, where he was serving in the Army Air Corps. Following the Korean Conflict they made their home in Des Moines where they raised their three children. Doris had the gift of hospitality and their home was always open to family and friends. Her life was always focused on family. Doris enjoyed traveling, teaching Sunday School and her beloved pets. She especially loved her grandchildren.

Doris never had an unkind word to say about anyone. Her generous spirit and kind heart will be missed by all who knew her.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Union Park Baptist Church.

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Olivet Baptist Church
2743 -82nd Place
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Monday, November 9, 2009
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Union Park Baptist Church
821 Arthur Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50316
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
10:00 AM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Union Park Baptist Church
821 Arthur Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50316-1732