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.
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