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1. Betty Irene WICKHAM

2. Edna Laverne NIELSON
3. Judith Ann BILLERBECK

Richard Harlan HOUSE 1

  • Born: 25 Sep 1925, Belle Plaine, Benton Co, IA 2
  • Marriage (1): Betty Irene WICKHAM on 8 Nov 1946 in Oregon City, Clackamas Co, OR 1
  • Marriage (2): Edna Laverne NIELSON on 26 Aug 1965 in Portland, Multnomah Co, OR 1
  • Marriage (3): Judith Ann BILLERBECK 31 Auig 1972 in Clark Co, WA 2
  • Died: 29 Sep 1988, Porland, Multnomah Co, OR at age 63 3
  • Buried: 18 Oct 1988, Willamette National Cem, Portland, Multnomah Co, OR 4

bullet  General Notes:

PHOTO: submitted by Betty Wickham House

CERTIFICATE OF MARRIAGE: Richard H. House and Judy A. Madden, both of Multnomah Co., OR, married Aug. 31, 1972 in Clark Co., WA.

INFO FROM BETTY WICKHAM HOUSE: Richard House married Edna Laverne Nielsen on Aug 26, 1965 at Portland, Multnomah Co, OR. They divorced Mar 18, 1968 in Portland, OR. Edna Laverne Koch died July 26, 1996 in Portland, OR.

OBIT, Enterprise Courier, Oregon City, OR, Tuesday, Oct 4, 1988: Richard H. "Dick" House, 63, of Portland died Sept. 29 at Providence Hospital
Mr. House was born in Belle Plaine, IA, Sept. 25, 1925; he moved to Oregon in 1940. During World War II he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He had been employed as a union representative. Mr. House was instrumental in organizing public employees in Oregon by organizing firefighters in Oregon City, as a lobbyist for the AFL-CIO, and most recently as a business manager of municipal employees, as well as members of the Port of Portland and the Washington Park Zoo.
In 1946 he married his first wife, Betty Wickham. In 1972 he married his second wife, Judy Billerbeck. Mr. House is survived by his wife, Judith House of Portland; a son, Steven House of Oregon City; a daughter, Linda Gustafson of Vancouver, WA; a brother, Robert House of San Diego, CA; four sisters, Lola Gambell of Mulino, Rosa Fuller of Longview, WA, and Ardath Bope and Margaret Fuller, both of Salem; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Calwell's Colonial Mortuary. Burial will be in Willamette National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Mr. House's request was that remembrances be donated to charities that help the homeless.

FUNERAL CARD: In Memory of RICHARD H. HOUSE - Born September 25, 1925, "Bell Plain", Iowa - Date of Death September 29, 1988, Portland, Oregon - Memorial Service in The Drawing Room Chapel, Caldwell's Colonial Mortuary, October 4, 2:00 P.M. - Rev. R. Park Anderson, Officiating - Private Inurnment, Willamette National Columbarium

SSDI: Richard H. House: b. Sep 25, 1925; d. Sep 29, 1988; issued OR; last residence: Portland, Multnomah Co, OR.

OR DEATH INDEX, 1903-98: Richard H. House; b. Sep. 25, 1925; d. Sep 29, 1988 in Multnomah Co; age 62; spouse: Judith.

US VETERANS GRAVESITES, ca. 1775-2006: Richard H. House; CPL US Marine Corps WWII; b. Sept 25, 1925; d. Sept 29, 1988; service start date: Sept 13, 1943; interment: Oct 18, 1988 at Willamette National Cem, Portland, OR; Section Col-1 Row I Site 607.


Richard married Betty Irene WICKHAM, daughter of Cecil Edward WICKHAM and Irene Florence GIBSON, on 8 Nov 1946 in Oregon City, Clackamas Co, OR.1 (Betty Irene WICKHAM was born on 9 Nov 1928 in Linns Mill, Clackamas Co, OR 5.)


Richard next married Edna Laverne NIELSON, daughter of Lewis NIELSON and Laura May SAXTON, on 26 Aug 1965 in Portland, Multnomah Co, OR.1 (Edna Laverne NIELSON was born on 2 Sep 1917 in Hillsboro, Washington Co, OR 3 and died on 26 Jul 1996 in Portland, Multnomah Co, OR 3.)


Richard next married Judith Ann BILLERBECK, daughter of Eugene BILLERBECK and Unknown, 31 Auig 1972 in Clark Co, WA.2 (Judith Ann BILLERBECK was born on 1 Dec 1941 in Helena, Lewis and Clark Co, MT,6 died on 30 Apr 1999 in Gresham, Multnomah Co, OR 6 and was buried on 6 May 1999 in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cem., Portland, Multnomah 6.)



1 Info from Betty Wickham House.

2 Obituary of Richard H. House.

3 Social Security Death Index.

4 US Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1776-2006 (

5 Family Bible (1940s Letter from Mrs. Cecil Wickham).

6 Obituary of Judy Billerbeck House.

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