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John Roger Howard

February 9, 1941 - March 16, 2014


by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - John Roger HowardJohn Howard, 73, of George, Iowa died on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Sanford Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

John Roger Howard was born on Feb. 9, 1941 in Caldwell, Idaho, adopted son of Kenneth C. and Celia C.(Grondahl) Howard. He grew up in Caldwell, and graduated from Caldwell High School in 1959. After graduating, he attended the University of Idaho and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.

On Sept. 1, 1962, John was united in marriage to Audrey Ann Crosby. To this union three children were born, John Michael Howard and twins, Kimberly Ann Howard and Kristian Kenneth Howard. The couple lived various places throughout their married life such as Caldwell, Idaho; Miles City, Mont.; Portland, Ore.; Twin Falls, Idaho; Roseburg, Ore.; and Meridian, Idaho. John and Audrey were married for 37 years when Audrey passed away on Nov. 11, 1999.

John’s employment during that time was Standard Oil in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s; owner and operator of John R. Howard & Associate Realtor, and his latest employment was for TAB Products in Portland, Ore. On Feb. 17, 2001, John married Marlene (Vust) Greene in Portland, Ore. They had been married for 13 years until John’s passing.

Throughout John’s life he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Eagle Scouts and enjoyed fishing, woodworking and music. He will be greatly missed.

John is survived by his wife, Marlene Howard of George, Iowa; two children, John Michael and Mary Howard of Bigfork, Mont., and Kimberly Ann Howard of Eugene, Ore.; two stepchildren, Matt and Lynn Greene of Vancouver, Wash., and Rachel and Jason Evans of Beaverton, Ore.; and one granddaughter, Madi Evans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Celia Howard; wife, Audrey Ann Howard; and son, Kristian Kenneth Howard.

A memorial service was held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 22, 2014 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in George, Iowa, with Pastor Bryan Anderson and Pastor Oryn Meinerts officiating.

Visitation was Friday, March 21st from 2 - 8 p.m., with family present from 6 - 8 p.m. at Jurrens Funeral Home of George, Iowa.

Memorials may be presented to George Emergency Medical Service (GEMS) of George, Iowa.

For a complete obituary and online registry please visit: www.jurrensfuneralhome.com John Roger Howard February 9, 1941 to March 16, 2014.