Walter Stanley House


(May 12, 2004)

Funeral services will be conducted today (Tuesday, May 18) at 10 a.m. in the LDS Stake Center in Lovell for Walter Stanley House of Powell, who died Wednesday, May 12 in the Salt Lake City, Utah, VA Hospital after a valiant fight with cancer.

Burial will follow in the Lovell Cemetery.

He was the oldest son born to Oscar William House and Elna Tilda Wasden House in Powell on Dec. 7, 1930. he grew up on the family farm in Ralston and attended Powell schools.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War and was honorably discharged. His life's career was driving truck for Jim Averett, Caribou Four Corners, Lovell Clay Products and for many years, Dick Jones Trucking. He was awarded the 1995 Truck Driver of the Year award by the Wyoming Truckers Association.

He loved fishing and spending time with his family.

His wife, Ruth Allred House, died in the summer of 1974. He was also preceded in death by his father, Oscar William House, and sisters, Peggy Allen and Linda House.

Survivors include his children, Joyce House Duvall (Phil) of Sheridan, Jim House, also of Sheridan, and John House (Teresa) of Tekoa, Wash.; stepsons Chris Finkle (Wendy) of San Diego, Calif., and Tim Finkle of San Diego and Great Lakes, Ill.; his mother, Elna Tilda House of Cody; his brothers, Dean House (Helen) of Powell, Vern House (Nancy) of Bozeman, Mont., and Neil House of Chino, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

For those who wish, the family suggests a donation to the hospice of the Salt Lake City V.A. Medical Center, 500 Foothill Boulevard, SLC, Utah 84148.