Della Raymond Houser Prindiville, 90, of Baker City, died Feb. 27, 1997, at St. Elizabeth Health Services.
The Rosary will be said at 7 o’clock tonight at St. Francis de Sales Cathedral, First and Church streets. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Catholic Church. The Rev. Jim Logan and Carole Watt of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will officiate. Internment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.
Mrs. Prindivile was born on Christmas Day 1906 at Weiser, Idaho, to John and Alice Lane. They were ranchers, raising horses along the Snake River in the Huntington area.
Mrs. Prindiville attended the St. Francis Academy boarding school in Baker City. She dedicated her life giving to others and providing employment to many.
She ran a boarding house for young people usually employed by the Union Pacific Railroad. In the 1940s, she and her husband, Wallace Houser, owned and operated Howell’s Café and the Streamliner Lounge at Huntington.
She lived at Las Vegas, Nev., for 10 years. Upon returning to her home, she ran Houser’s Café in Huntington and then turned her energies to Farewell Bend.
She always enjoyed helping others, but found it very hard to accept help herself. She was very thankful for the tremendous outpouring of concern and love while she was at St. Elizabeth Care Center.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Gabe” Prindiville.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mel and Betty Houser of Baker city; six grandchildren and their spouses, Tena Houser and Richard Webber, Mel “J.R.” Houser Jr., Rena and Ben Harrell, Raymond Houser, Shawn Houser and Matt and Tamara Houser; seven great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; eight nieces and nephews, Edward and Ollie Bell Stites, Margaret Taylor, Robert Gardner, Pauline and Glen Marshall, Paul Robben, Lucille Woods and Lois Shepherd.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Don Houser, in 1989.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker city, Oregon March 4, 1997
Transcribed by: Gary Jaensch