Derek Curtis Houle

Born: Sun., Jun. 30, 1974
Died: Sat., Apr. 6, 2019


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Apr. 20, 2019
Location: Pendleton Pioneer Chapel, Folsom-Bishop


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Derek Curtis Houle passed away April 6, 2019 at home of natural causes. A celebration of life will be held on April 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Pendleton Pioneer Chapel Folsom-Bishop.

Eight minutes after his twin sister, Dannette, Derek was born on June 30, 1974 to Danny and Gloria Houle at Monticello Medical Center in Longview WA.

He attended R.A. Long High School.  At sixteen, achieved his GED and went on to study at the Art Institute of Seattle.  He was a brilliantly talented musician and was an avid reader and lifetime learner.

Derek is survived by his children: Kaitlin R L Ward-Houle, Allen Jay Grimes-Houle, Joseph Mackin Houle, and Zoe Noelle Houle. Grandchildren: Alexander James Grimes, Rosalie Marie Brewer, Dean William Grimes. Parents: Danny and Gloria Houle. Siblings; Randal and Shelley Houle of Vancouver, WA, Steve and Dannette (Houle) Miller of Camas, WA, Jeremy and Carla Houle of Pekin, IL. Five nieces, five nephews and a large extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Preceded in death by his grandparents; Elwin C and Donna L Houle, Albert R and Bunnie J Zander and his cat Scram.

His music is available on iTunes and YouTube as artists Derek Houle and Zanag Kraun.


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Tracey Saari-Keller
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019

PEDESTAL ARRANGEMENT was sent by PeaceHealth HR Technology Team.

Dannette and Family, Your PeaceHealth Family is thinking of you all during this difficult time. May your brother rest in peace. With love, Your PeaceHealth HR Technology Team


Richard and Niki Naughton
   Posted Fri April 19, 2019
Danny and Gloria you have been in our hearts and mind. Everytime I would run into Derek, we would always have a nice conversation and he was just a cool guy. I wish we could attend the services tomorrow, Mackenna has soccer games in Baker all day. Please know we are deeply sorry for your loss and will always be in our thoughts.

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