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Richard "George" Houser


Celebration of Life for George Houser was held 10 a.m., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. Richard "George" Houser, 58 of Gillette, passed away on Wed., Feb. 11, 2015 of a pulmonary event at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. George was born to Clarence F. Houser Sr. and H. Harlene Houser in Sidney; he is one of six children.

While growing up in Sidney, George was involved in a variety of different sports. He was a pitcher for the Knights of Columbus from youth through his high school years. He was also a four time State Championship Wrestler for the Sidney Raiders in the Lightweight Division. After graduating from high school, George made a career as a Machine Operator on the BNSF Railroad starting in July 1975. During his 35 years on the railroad he was one of the Top Operators in the District, traveling through Nebraska, Wyoming and South Dakota. There was not a machine that worked on the tracks that George could not operate. While still in Sidney from a previous marriage, in 1977 George welcomed a son, Richard "Rick" Houser. In 1989 while stationed in Gillette, George met Lorraine Pickett. After courting her, they were married in August of 1990 in Gillette. This union brought together a blended family.

George enjoyed hunting, watching WWE, grandkid time and activities, woodworking, and tinkering on different things and he always had a loyal dog or two at his side. He was a huge inspiration to his family and will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew him. George was a very loving and giving brother, husband, father, and grandfather. He touched so many lives while we had him and his legacy will live on in all that he inspired.

George is survived by his wife; Lorraine of 23 years, son; Rick Houser of ID, step-daughter; Tiffany Pickett (John Emery), step-son, Richard J Eutsler III of Gillette, brother; Clarence Houser Jr. of Nebraska, sisters; Jeanette Houser of Florida, Helen (David) Walmsley of Wyoming, grandchildren; Jonathan Dixon, John T. Emery, Jena Houser, Troy Dixon, Noah Lewis Eutsler, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends along with current loyal dog; Snoopy. George is preceded in death by his parents, brothers; Stan and Bob, and his father and mother in law; Blaine and Dorla Pickett. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or via website:


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