DeeAnn Mason VanHouten, 48, of Georgetown passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer. A memorial service celebrating DeeAnn’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 10:00AM at The Gabriels Funeral Chapel, 393 North IH 35, Georgetown, Texas. Honoring DeeAnn’s wishes she will be cremated and laid to rest at Presbyterian Cemetery, in Georgetown at a later date.

DeeAnn was born February 10, 1964 in Austin, Texas to Samuel Jay Mason, Sr. and Mary Ann Bridges Mason. DeeAnn was raised in the Georgetown area and graduated from Georgetown High School. DeeAnn attended Central Texas College in Killeen and worked for Georgetown ISD as a substitute teacher and in the cafeteria at Pickett Elementary.

DeeAnn’s passion was her family and taking care of her children. She enjoyed reading and listening to music. DeeAnn will long be remembered for her determination in life and the way she faced her battles.

DeeAnn is preceded in death by her father, Samuel Jay Mason, Sr. and her husband, Dale Vernon Van Houten.

DeeAnn leaves behind to cherish her memory her children, Jacob VanHouten and his fiancé Courtney Bright, Joshua Van Houten and his wife Leticia and her grandson Vance Vernon Van Houten, and James Van Houten; her mother, Mary Ann Mason; her sister, Kathryn Parrish Hogan and her husband Michael; her brother, Samuel Jay Mason, Jr.; along with numerous other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, the Humane Society or the charity of choice. Personal words of comfort may be sent to the family online at