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 Ray Lavere Howell

Ray Lavere Howell

Birth
Montpelier, Bear Lake County, Idaho, USA
Death 29 Mar 1965 (aged 44)
Klamath Falls, Klamath County, Oregon, USA
Burial Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA
Plot C-41-2
Memorial ID 135436 · View Source
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Son of Henry Edwin Howell and Nellie Elizabeth Gomm

Married Marvilla Christena Rutherford, 3 Jan 1965, Green River, Sweetwater, Wyoming

Obituary - Ray L. Howell Dies in Oregon

Word was received by Mrs Nellie Howell of Smoot Tuesday afternoon of the passing of her son, Ray Lavere Howell, at the Veterans Hospital in Klamath Falls, Ore.

Funeral services will be held in the Smoot Wad Chapel Saturday, April 3 at 1 p.m.

Among those who came from out of the valley to attend funeral services held April 3 in the Smoot ward Chapel for Ray L. Howell were the following:

Mrs Marvella Howell, two daughters and two grandchildren from Ogden, Utah, three of her four sons serving in the U.S. Navy and her brother, Ramier Rutherford, his wife and daughter, of Huntsville, Utah; Mr and Mrs Aldo C. Howell, Provo, Utah; Mr and Mrs Alfred Howell, their sons and wives, Gerese Howell, Bp. Donovan Howell and Leon Howell all of Fish Haven, Idaho; Mrs Ida Passey, Lanark, Idaho, and her daughter and husband, Mr and Mrs Robert Pringle, Soda Springs, Idaho; Mrs Sterling Nelson, Montpelier, Idaho; Mrs Kate Hill, Lee Hill, Mr and Mrs Dean Hill, Miss Faye Neves, Mrs Denice Campbell, all of Salt Lake City; Mr and Mrs William I Gomm, Mr and Mrs Ronda Olson and Mr and Mrs Darwin Olson all of Ogden; Mr and Mars Lee Moffett, Smithfield, Utah; Mr and Mrs Ben C. Gomm. Altamont, Utah and Mr and Mrs Dewain Jensen, Pocatello.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 3 for Ray Levere Howell, 44, who died Monday, March 29 at the veterans Hospital in Klamath Falls, Ore. of cerebral hemorrhage, in the Smoot Ward Chapel under the direction of the Smoot Ward Bishopric with Counselor Sam M. Helm conducting.

The body was at the home of his mother, Mrs Nellie Howell, in Smoot Saturday morning prior to the services and many friends called. Burial was at Ogden, Utah.

He was born Feb 20, 1921, a son of Edwin and Nellie Gomm Howell at Montpelier, Idaho. He lived at Fish Haven, Idaho until he was five years old, when the family moved to Smoot, where they purchased a farm and he was raised. R. L. or "Tubby" as he was better known received his elementary schooling at Smoot and attended the Star Valley High School.

At age 19 he married Esther Jorgensen, a widow who had three little children, and was happy that they had a family. Their marriage failed and in 1940 he married Virginia Tillard of Raidersburg, Mont.

He was sent overseas while in the armed forces during World War II in 1944-45, and while serving in the European Theater of Operations in France he received a serious spinal injury from which he never recovered, and which disabled him from that time until his death. He had a number of spinal operations and many hospitalizations but did not improve much. He worked for some time as an inspector at Hill Air Force Base, Ogden, Utah.

After 13 years he and Virginia separated. Later he married Mary Ireland of Ogden. They leased the farm at Smoot, but R. L was unable to do the heavy farm work necessary so they moved. They were married for nine years, then separated. On Jan 9, 1965 he married Marvella Payton of Ogden. He found joy with her and her family for a short time.

He loved athletics and spent much time with elderly people and children and loved them. He was gifted in music and loved to sing. He played his alto horn in a number of bands.

Survivors include his wife Marvella, of Kemmerer, and his mother Mrs Nellie Howell.

Howell, Ray L (29 Mar 1965)Star Valley Independent


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  • Maintained by: SMSmith
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 135436
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ray Lavere Howell (20 Feb 1921–29 Mar 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 135436, citing Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .