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Stanley William Houston

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Stanley William Houston

Place of birth: Nevada

Stanley W. Houston Born: 7/20/53 Passed 1/27/16

Stanley William Houston was born in Yerington Nevada and was the 2nd child to Ed and Regina Houston. He and his siblings Ross Houston and Marsha Landrus moved to Reno in 1962 where Stan remained for the entirety of his life. He attended Our Lady of the Snows until 5th grade when he transferred to Jessie Beck Elementary school. He attended Billinghurst Middle School and graduated from Reno High School in 1971. He received his Bachelor in Education from the University of Nevada in 1975 and took a job as a salesman traveling all over North America. He later became a sales manager at Burgarello Alarms until returning to his passion of teaching kids at Roger Corbett Elementary.

In 1988 he married Kim Benson and fathered 2 children, Vance and Leah, whom he considered to be his greatest gifts. He remained married for 28 years and survived by his family, friends, and animals.

Stan was the ultimate animal lover who regularly took in abandoned birds, dogs, and other species. He even gave his number to veterinarians so he could nurture animals back to good health that would have otherwise not had a chance, at one point this even included a skunk.

He loved sports and some of his favorite memories included playing basketball until his late 40s. He loved the U.N.R. basketball team and always spoke how several future NBA players would play in his backyard (Edgar Jones, Johnny High, Greig Barrett). He shared his love of organized sports with his children whom he coached for more than a decade in soccer, basketball, and football.

Stan was a Halloween fanatic who loved to dress up and scare kids. He volunteered at several haunted houses and once had a parent who congratulated him on scaring his child to the point where he peed his pants. He also enjoyed dressing up as Santa and giving gifts to underprivileged kids and families.

His wife had a personal nickname she frequently used that was unknown to everyone else. HORBI- Honest, Outstanding, Real, Beautiful, and Intelligent.

Stan loved nature and was never afraid to expand his mind, similar to The Beatles post meeting Bob Dylan. His care for all living things was unparalleled and he will be dearly missed by all who knew him. He enriched our lives and a man of his caliber can never be replaced.

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