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Leavitt's Mortuary
Monday December 28th, 2020

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David Howe

David Kent Howe, age 74, passed away peacefully December 11, 2020, after gallbladder surgery at St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was born in Coalville, Utah, and grew up in Evanston, Wyoming.  He graduated as Salutatorian for his class at Evanston High in 1964, then attended college at Brigham Young University where he received degrees in Math and Computer Science. While there, he performed on the Folk-Dance Team. David then enlisted in the US Army where he served for 4 years, finishing up in Augsburg, Germany. After discharge, he continued to work in computer science for the US Army/Department of Defense as a civilian. He loved working in Augsburg, where he made several life-long friends. He lived” on the economy” instead of on base. He resided in a little farming town, Gablingen, where he enjoyed the people and the German, Italian and Bulgarian restaurants. Another of his favorite activities was “Volksmarsch,” where everyone would meet with candles and walk through the beautiful forests.  David was an excellent cook and was always invited to parties. He was an avid reader which--combined with his intellect--made him a tremendous conversationalist. He loved helping out at the community theater and was an avid participant in building sets and helping in any way that he could. He acted in two plays; one was “Inherit the Wind.” The other was, “Whose Life is it Anyway?” and David portrayed the judge.  He worked in Germany for 12 years and made friends that he kept in contact with all over the world. David moved to Virginia while he worked in Washington DC. Again, he made many friends while there. He spent his retirement years in Colorado Springs, CO, where he enjoyed knitting and quilting, with a large circle of friends.  David, always the talker, would come up with some topic of conversation that would get everyone riled up. This was easy for him to do since he was the only Democrat, but he never judged anyone. He’d make sure that everyone felt valued and often extended an invitation to lunch. He gifted many beautiful projects to his friends and family that showcased his time and talents. David’s family was always proud of him and excited for him to come visit. He loved traveling and visiting his friends and family around the world. Along with many US states, he also visited Italy, Honduras, Bolivia, and several other countries. He had a huge heart and was always available to lend a hand. Each of us will remember David for different things, but it is his example of sharing that lives on. David is survived by his brothers Randy Howe (LaQuitia), Richard Howe (Sheila), his sister Brenda Lasnik and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Myrl and Florence Howe and his sister, Sharon Hutchinson. Friends and family are invited to attend Funeral Services, to be held on Monday, December 28, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. with a Viewing one-hour prior at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah 84403. Livestream link for services provided below. To send flowers to David's family, please visit our floral store.

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Dave was a very nice, intelligent and respected individual. I got to know Dave while in Germany. We had many good times which I will always remember.

Martha Doerr Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

Growing up, David was one of my favorite uncles. He and my mom were so close. David made the trip to visit us in several places we lived overseas. He would come and stay with us for (what seemed like) a long time. When he was younger, he has so full of comedic stories and enjoyed a good party. One of my favorite things, was how he and my mom loved to dance together. Even in my moms advanced dementia, she never forgot her dance steps. They called themselves the black sheep of the family because they werent open to attend church services and they liked to do things that were frowned upon.

David was so much a part of our family for so long. He was such a generous man. He helped my mom when my parents divorced, he helped get her into an assisted living facility at the end of her life. I know it deeply pained him not to attend her end of life services. So its sort of fitting that he left almost a year to the day after my mom departed; now theyre together again. It warms my heart.

Traci Hutchinson Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

We have many happy memories of good times and lively discussions with David at the Stammtisch at the Bayernstuben.

Mark & Carolyn Dec 28 2020 12:00 AM

My name was Sherry Hansen when I first met David. We were next door neighbors in Evanston, Wyo. all through our school years. There was a group of us who did everything together: We hiked, played in the streets and alleys. We swam, played tennis and rode bikes around our safe little town. As we got older, we did school/church activities together. During my senior year, we decided to go to the Prom as a group. David most graciously asked me to be his date. What a fun night we had together. David could dance to any music that was played. He was very patient with me. After graduation we lost contact for many years and then one day he showed up on my doorstep in Salt Lake. I was thrilled. We reminded each other of our youth years and beyond. I realized he has touched many lives and hearts here on earth. I was heart broken to hear of his passing. My Love for him will never fade.

sherry Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

Dave and I worked together in Germany and Virginia while I was in in the Army. But I really remember all of the eating, cooking and drinking all over Germany with our friends. We had great talks on systems and life which continued after our return to the states and our civilian lives. It was a great time to remember Dave by. I'll miss you Dave. Here's a toast to you.

Greg Ishizaki Dec 27 2020 12:00 AM

While living in Germany, our family enjoyed fests and volksmarches with Dave. Mel and I visited him in Colorado a few years ago. As a fellow quilter and knitter, we shared patterns and I was fortunate to receive one of Daves intricately knitted lace shawls. We will miss you Dave.

Candy Edgerley Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

Dave and I worked together on many projects in Germany and later at INSCOM in Virginia. We solved many computer problems together and enjoyed the fests and volksmarches in Germany.

Mel Edgerley Dec 26 2020 12:00 AM

David, I will miss our in-depth conversations about world issues, family, and life in general. Most of all I will miss your great smile and Friendship.

Diane Dec 24 2020 12:00 AM

I shall miss you very much. I really enjoyed our discussions on so many ideas. the world has lost a beautiful man

sandy Smith Dec 24 2020 12:00 AM