Cecilia Yeargan House
1929 - 2008
Cecilia Yeargan House, 79, a lifetime resident of Iowa Park, passed away Tuesday, October 28, in Ashland, Ohio.
Memorial services were held Tuesday at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Edgar “Jim” Bell officiating.
Mrs. House was born Nov. 10, 1929, in Stamford to Rev. M.C. and Ruth Hill Yeargan.
She entered Austin College in Sherman at age 16 and was the accompanist for the Austin College Choir. She graduated with the first Bachelor of Music awarded at Austin College. At Midwestern University, she studied under Ivy Bolin as her first Piano Model student and later she studied with Master Organist Nita Akin. She and Billy G. House were married December 26, 1954, in Sulpher, Oklahoma, and began life as a military wife. She lived with her family at military bases all over the southern United States and overseas in Teheran, Iran and Okinawa, Japan. She also traveled through Europe and England and visited Taiwan. She was a homemaker, school teacher, piano teacher, and church secretary. Her skills kept her in demand as a church musician everywhere she lived. She also accompanied, on piano, many students as they competed in U.I.L. events. She was a 35 year breast cancer survivor. She was a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church, and at other churches she served as Elder, organist, and pianist.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.
Survivors include two sons, Gary and Alan, both of Iowa Park; a daughter, Cynthia Miller; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.