October 18, 1933 ~ February 7, 2016

Born in: Vici, OK,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Robert 'Bob' D. Houser, 82, peacefully entered heaven surrounded by his family on Feb. 7, 2016. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Doris Houser; daughter, Ruth Ann (Brian) Whitlock; son, Scott (Maureen) Houser; grandchildren McKenzie, Robert and Payson Whitlock and Katie and Maggie Houser; his brother, Tom Houser; cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Victor and Faye Houser; and his siblings, Phyllis, Glenn, Charles and Bill. Bob was born in Vici, Okla., on October 18, 1933, and grew up in Colorado Springs. Bob served in the US Army and worked for the City of Colorado Springs and the Colorado State Hospital. After graduating from Southern Colorado State College in 1966, Bob taught and coached at Pitts Middle School for 28 years. Bob earned his master's degree in Guidance and Counseling from Adams State College. Bob was a committed volunteer with Meals on Wheels. Bob was an active member of First Baptist Church, serving as a deacon, trustee, youth sponsor and head usher. His deep and constant faith in Jesus was the center of his life. We know that Bob is now free from the pain and struggle that marked his final years. We all were blessed by his life, his humor and his influence. Bob will be greatly missed. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, SRDA, 230 N Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003. Memorial service, 11 AM, Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Montgomery and Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Doris, Ruthann and Scott,

    I am very sorry for you loss, yet know that you are all happy that Bob is free from pain and sickness. I will never forget you all as neighbors, with laughs, smiles and great kinship.

    Bob and my dad would yodel back and forth across the yards. He even helped my dad and a furniture delivery man bring in a huge dresser, when only one delivery person was sent. Every time it snowed, Bob would go up and down the block shoveling everyone’s walks.

    Bob would always tease me and say “How many more years do you have to go?” “I’m retired!” I would laugh and shake my head.

    He had great love for his family. He was always so proud of you Ruthann and Scott. His love for you Doris, was always present and easy to see.

    I smile as I think of him. Know that he will be truly missed. Our world was a better place, having him in our path.

    God Bless you all,

    Susie

  2. Doris, we are so shocked to hear of Bob’s passing! Please know that we will keep you close in our prayers, as you journey through this sorrowful time. How we all yearn for the day when there is no more night, no more pain, no more tears… Fondly, Trish and Lou Nelson

  3. Dear ‘Auntie’ Doris, Ruthann, Scott and family,

    God bless you all during this terrific loss. I remember many things about ‘Uncle’ Bob and times we spent together at church functions. He could be so funny! He was the rock of your family and the church. He will truly be missed. I pray for comfort for you all, as you remember he now walks with our precious Lord Jesus, with no more pain or suffering! Take good care of yourselves and each other.

  4. In the 60’s we would wait in the mornings at Bob’s house for a ride to school. In the 70’s and 80’s I’d see him at school as I was also a teacher. In the 90’s he and Doris would take their walk by my house and we would speak frequently. Always a smile and something nice to say. He was a “Good Guy”.

  5. I had Bob as a P.E. teacher, and it was probably his first year at Pitts. I also taught with him as an adult. He was one of the three or four P.E teachers I knew who were truly professionals, who cared enough to really teach children. You did not have to tell me he was a Christian; he lived it. I will miss him a lot. God bless you all!

  6. I had Mr. Houser for P.E. at Pitts. From day one when I meet him I could tell he was a Great Teacher! You came in as a seventh grader not knowing what to expect. Yet Mr. Houser made you fill comfortable and someone who you could look up to and Trust. Thank you for Three Great years. My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting and working with his Great wife many years later through our time with the school dist. We just want to say that our thoughts and prayers are with you. GOD BLESS!

  7. Bob was more than a friend. He was family. From church gatherings to lunch at Dew Drop. From camping at Blue Mesa to Mexico. Wintering in Yuma & visiting at home. We loved him. Rest in peace Bob. We will meet you again. Larry & Carolynn

  8. Doris and family, I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. May he rest in peace with no more pain and suffering. He is in Great hands now. Prayers to all of you. I worked with him many years at Pitts where we both were teaching in the gym with the other three gym teachers. He made ours days so much better with his presence and his personality.
    God bless all of you. Jodean Guay

  9. Scott and Family, Was so sorry to hear about Bob, a great man who raised a great family. Below a few words that have meant a lot to me especially with the sudden death of my mom last January, I hope they give some comfort.

    “The great and sad mistake of many people…is to imagine that those whom death has taken, leave us. They do not leave us. They remain! Where are they? In the darkness? Oh, no! It is we who are in darkness. We do not see them, but they see us. Their eyes, radiant with glory, are fixed upon our eyes…Oh, infinite consolation! Though invisible to us, our dead are not absent…They are living near us, transfigured…into light, into power, into love.” Karl Rahner SJ

  10. He and Doris came for brunch once while visiting Scott and Maureen and the girls in Fresno. He was warm and funny. Our prayers are with the family for peace.

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