David Rien, 66 years old, passed away on June 20, 2015 in Houston, Texas. He was born on July 26, 1948 in Sacramento, California to Howard James Rien (deceased) and Dorothy Aline Crenshaw Rien (deceased). David Rien is survived by: his wife, Melanie Wilson Rien; daughter, Jennifer Rien Mason-Butler; son, Christopher James Rien; Son-in-law, Christopher Butler; daughter-in-law, Stephanie Rien; brothers, Richard Rien, Toby Rien, Timothy Rien, Tom Rien (deceased), Bobby Rien (deceased); grandchildren, Brianna Clara Mason and John Warren Mason IV; and many family members who loved him dearly. When his nation called he answered by joining the Navy. He earned a Master’s Degree in Rhetoric and Debate from Lamar University. David Rien worked as a Debate Teacher for Clear Lake High School. He had a passion for teaching and loved to help others discover their full potential. A Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 6pm to 7pm followed by a Funeral Service at 7pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E Medical Center Blvd. Webster, Texas 77598. Interment will follow on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:45 pm at Houston National Cemetery, with full military honors.