BREWER - Liston M. Houston passed away at the age of 87 in Brewer, Feb. 27, 2014. He was born Dec. 25, 1926, the fourth child of Herbert L. and Gladys (Lane) Houston.
Liston married Rita Pauline Pullen Feb. 27, 1948, with whom he shared the best 59 years of his life. He served in the U.S. Army and worked for Penobscot County Courthouse for 33 years. Liston was an active member of the Anah Shriners. After his family, the outdoors was his love.
Liston is survived by two sons, Brian Houston and his wife, Pamela, and their children, Amanda and her husband, Ken, James, Sarah and her husband, Ethan, Katie, Noah and his partner, Kathleen, and Todd and his partner, Sarah, and Thomas Houston and his wife, Celeste, and their children, JoAnne and her husband, Dave, and Cassandra and her partner, Jay; daughter, Kathy Drew and her husband, Sam, and their daughters, Samantha and Emily and her husband, Jake; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Evan, Margaret, Thomas, Andrew, Chloe, Willow, Liam, Nora, Ella, Mason, Brody, Stephanie, and Isaac; brother-in-law, Gordon; sisters-in-law, Clarisa, Ethelyn, and Virginia; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Liston was predeceased by his brother, Roderick; sisters, Carmen and Shirley; daughter-in-law, Margaret; and grandson, Scott; as well as several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Woodlands Assisted Living and the staff of Beacon Hospice for their compassionate care they provided.
Those who wish to remember Liston in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the Alzheimer's Association of Maine, 383 U.S. Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Relatives and friends are welcome to call 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith, 55 South Main St., Brewer, where a funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, with the Rev. Kate Nicol officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to share conversation and refreshments at the Reception Rooms of the Brewer Chapel of Brookings-Smith immediately following the service. Interment will be at North Brewer Cemetery in the spring. Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.