Monday, March 23, 2009

Russ Howell: Pegged Out...

From The Hillsboro Argus:

'Russ' Howell, 89,

FOREST GROVE - Russell "Russ" Howell, 89, Forest Grove, died March 10, 2009, at his home.

A life celebration will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the lodge at Homestead Park in Forest Grove.

Mr. Howell was born July 26, 1919, in Sand Springs, Okla., a son of Attaberry and Bessie Howell. He was raised and educated in California and graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1937.

He served in the U.S. Navy from March 1942 to October 1945 as an aviation radio technician. After his honorable discharge he worked in the sheet metal industry in California and for Pacific Title in Hollywood. He retired from that in 1965.

He married Leatrice Archer in 1964 in Las Vegas.

The couple owned and operated Mammoth Building Materials in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., from 1965 to 1974. He then worked in the hardware business until 1997, when he moved to Forest Grove.

For the last 20 years he made and sold cribbage boards. He enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Leatrice, in 2001, and a son, Richard D. Howell in 1992.

Survivors include his sons, John R. Howell and Tom Howell; stepdaughters, Melanie Hart, Jennifer Heywood and a stepson, Mel Archer; and 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Remembrances: Hospice of Washington County, 900 SE Oak St. Suite 202, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Arrangements: Tualatin Valley Funeral Alternatives, Hillsboro.

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