DEAN E. HOUSER, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012 in the arms of his beloved companion and wife of 41 years Ryda Stuart. In attendance was Ron Sturtevant-Stuart, friend and twin of his wife. "Mr. Houser was a man of honor, adventure and laughter who traveled the world making friends and having experiences. He left the world in the compassionate care of the nurses and doctors of Travis Air Force Base, who the family wishes to thank. He lived well, with joy and friendship." A Celebration of Life is 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at 18600 Diamond Ridge Rd., Lower Lake, Calif.