James Calvin Houser, 83

August 13, 2010

JULY 13, 1927-AUG. 10, 2010

DOWNSVILLE - James Calvin Houser, 83, of Downsville, Md., passed away Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010, at Washington County Hospital.

He was born July 13, 1927, in Downsville to the late Charles Buchanan II and Mona Arlene Downs Houser.

James dedicated his life to his family and farming.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Lucille L. Rowland Houser; daughters, Gwendolyn Burcker and Ann Trotter; and sons, Michael Houser and Page Houser, all of Sharpsburg, Md.; son, James Houser Jr. of Big Pool, Md.; daughter, Kathleen Houser of Hagerstown; sisters, Betty Roney and Mary Ann Bowers; and brother, Charles Houser, all of Hagerstown; brother, Donald Houser of Downsville; 22 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

Graveside services will be Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, at 2 p.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Williamsport with the Rev. Dan Pritchett officiating.


The family will receive friends at Osborne Funeral Home, 425 S. Conococheague St., Williamsport, MD 21795 on Friday from noon till 1:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Washington County Agriculture Education Center, 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

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