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Roger C. Howard: 1939-2013 | Passages

April 4, 2013 · Updated 9:21 AM

Roger Howard / Contributed photo

Roger passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. He was born in San Francisco, Calif. to Edward S. Howard and Helen (McKenzie).

Roger married Ruth Welker on Oct. 27, 1961 and they have one son, Mark E. Howard. Roger was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Edward (Teddy) Howard.

Roger spent his youth in Burlingame, Calif. and moved to the Portland area where he raised his son. Roger’s career was spent in the banking industry and later owned his own businesses. He moved to Friday Harbor in 1982, where he remained until 2002, when he moved to Arizona. He is survived by his wife, Ruth, son, Mark and his four-legged companions Desi and Lucy, a cousin Karen Bennett (Brian) and nieces, Lori Lozano, Denise Harris and Rachael Harding. Services are pending.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Kingman Regional Medical Center Hospice at 812 Airway Avenue, Kingman, AZ 86409 or Best Friends Animal Society at 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741.

— Family of Roger Howard


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