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USN Ret. Brian Houghton


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USN Ret. Brian Houghton Obituary
Dec. 2, 1941 - Aug. 24, 2018 Brian Houghton was born in Manchester, England to parents Stanley and Edna Houghton. The family moved to Louisville, KY when Brian was 18 yrs old and he joined the US Navy. He served 4 yrs. active duty, then settled in Long Beach, CA where he married Vivian Almarine Hawker. In addition to his Navy Reserve duties, Brian worked for GTE and Verizon for 40 yrs, finally retiring to a life of golf with his Navy buddies. Brian passed away in the Long Beach VA hospital, of mesothelioma. Brian was preceded in death by his wife Almarine, sister Irene, grandson Aaron, and his pet cat Frank. He is survived by Almarine's children: Michael Stafford, Bryan and Steve Smith, and Laurie McGuire; brother Stanley Houghton, and nieces and nephews: Gina Hartson, Lorraine Houghton, Alison Schumacher, Stan Houghton, Susan Effinger, April Kaiser, Beverly Edwards, Brian Kaiser; and their families. Brian's ashes will be scattered at sea on Oct. 13th. Please sign the guestbook at presstelegram.com.Neptune Society
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on Oct. 12, 2018
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