Obituary of Wayne Cole Houser

Friends will be saddened to hear of the passing of Wayne Cole Houser. Wayne was born on October 8, 1975 in Utah, and died on March 7, 2024 in Portland, Oregon, due to injuries sustained in an accident.

Wayne was the youngest of nine children and doted on and adored by all his siblings. The family moved to Oregon, and he grew up attending Lebanon High School.

Surviving siblings include Julie Houser Lakey, David Houser, John Houser, George (Deborah) Houser, Daniel Houser, Chuck Houser, Ruth Houser, and Barbara Houser. He is also survived by his sons, Marshall Houser and Hayden Houser, his girlfriend, Jacqueline Banta, several aunts and uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews who loved him deeply.

Wayne had an amazing talent for fixing things and was especially skilled in construction and mechanics. He was a jack of all trades and people would bring things to him that needed fixed, knowing that he would figure out how to do it. He was a straight shooter who never spoke badly of others and was very humble and generous.

There will be no public service. The family will be holding a private memorial to remember and honor him.