Houseman won several awards for his advocacy on various fronts, most recently the Community Builders Award by Madison Lodge No. 126 of Orange — an award which is presented annually to a non-Mason who has benefited his or her community — and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Orange Chamber of Commerce.
“We may or may not give the award out again, but there is no question he was deserving of it,” Burroughs said. “I really looked up to him. He was a fine individual; he will be sorely missed.”
Houseman is survived by four children: Stanley Houseman and wife Susan, and Zo Houseman, both of Portland, Oregon; three grandsons, Matt Houseman and wife Lesli, Sean Acuna, and Chad Kelly; and one, great-grandson Sawyer Houseman.
Funeral services are pending with Claybar Funeral Home.