David Howard

David L. Howard

Aug. 4, 1937 – Oct. 13, 2015

Dave passed away quietly at his home in Pasco on Oct. 13, 2015 with his wife of 59 years Joan [Livingston] at his side.

Dave moved to Whidbey Island in 1952 with parents Barbara and Floyd and siblings Bruce, Paul and Joyce. After graduating from Langley High School in 1955, Dave joined the Navy and served on nuclear submarines Seawolf, Halibut and Sargo during his seven-year Navy career. After leaving the Navy, Dave took a position with General Electric at the Hanford Project in eastern Washington. After a long and successful career mostly with energy-related companies, Dave retired from Kaiser Engineers of Oakland Calif. in 1994.

After spending 10 wonderful years of retirement traveling the country in their motor coach, Dave and Joan settled back in the Tri-Cities area of Washington. Two of their four children, Lonn and Sheryl live there with their respective families, while Layne and his family reside in Hawaii and Keven lives in Jasper, Ind. with his family.

Dave was into cars and fast boats most of his life. His first rubber-tired love during his high school years was a ‘39 Chevy sedan that he “rejuvenated” in the fifties while the family occupied the “log cabin” at Pioneer Corner now called Howard Road near Bayview on Whidbey Island.

At Dave’s request, there will be no memorial service. However, should any friends or family want to leave a comment or two about the times they spent together, please go to the following website: www.tributelifecenter.com.

More in Obituaries

Rose Marie (Bailey) Koffkey: Dec. 6, 1934-Dec. 6, 2017

Rose Marie (Bailey) Koffkey, of Stanwood, Wash., went peacefully home to her… Continue reading

Joann B. Peterson: Nov. 28, 1940-Nov. 26, 2017

Joann B. Peterson (neé Mendel) was born on Nov. 28, 1940, in… Continue reading

June Marie Fry: June 3, 1927-Nov. 24, 2017

June Marie Fry, of Clinton, of America’s greatest generation, born June 3,… Continue reading

Dawna Laughlin Fowler: Sept. 17, 1946-Oct. 13, 2017

She considered death to be like taking off a tight shoe and… Continue reading

Tom “Whitey” Nelson: Nov. 12, 1952-Nov. 13, 2017

Tom “Whitey” Nelson passed peacefully on Nov. 13, 2017. He was born… Continue reading

Harris Eloph: Jan. 24, 1939 – Nov. 18, 2017

Harris Eloph of Harris’ RV Repair passed away on Nov. 18, 2017.… Continue reading

Anita B. Miller: Sept. 23, 1920-Nov. 2, 2017

Anita B. Miller, 97, a South Whidbey resident formerly of Pendleton, Ore.,… Continue reading

Morgan Hall Wesley Miller: Jan. 22, 1988-Oct. 27, 2017

Morgan Halla Wesley Miller was born to Richard and Jeannie Miller, residents… Continue reading

Manual R. Soto: June 3, 1940-Oct. 12, 2017

Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free I’m following the… Continue reading

Most Read