Gail R. Howell

Gail R. Howell

Birth
Wilbur, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Death 1961 (aged 58–59)
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Wilbur, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 44524044 · View Source
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Funeral Services Held Saturday for Gail Howell, Ralston Farmer
Funeral services for Gail R. Howell, 59, a well-known farmer who
lived south of Ralston, were held Saturday at the chapel of the Danekas
Funeral Home.
Howell became ill at his home on Tuesday of last week and died the
following day of a heart attack.
Rev. Alfred Waln officiated at the services. Interment was at
Wilbur where grandparents, parents and a brother are buried.
Pallbearers were Lawrence Thiel and Orville Hull of Ritzville, Dale
Taylor of Ralston, Ralph Snyder of Lind, Mel L. Jones of Sprague and Arnold
Gentry of St. John.
Howell was born Feb. 11, 1902, at Wilbur to Mr. and Mrs. Orlando
Howell. He attended schools at Wilbur, where he lived until 1920.
After attending Washington State University and Northwestern
Business college, he began work for Standard Oil company of California in
Spokane and remained there until 1936.
He then took over the ownership of the International Harvester
Implement company at Tekoa, where he and his family lived for five years
before moving to the farm near Ralston in August, 1941.
He and Mrs. Howell, the former Thelma E. Donnell whom he married in
Spokane Dec. 22, 1928, have one son, Bruce, a Ritzville high school graduate
and now a senior at Central Washington college.
Howell was a member of Trinity Methodist church, the Masons, Eastern
Star and the Inland Empire and State Arabian Breeders association. He also
was a past master of Ralston Grange.
Survivors besides his wife and son, are a brother, Overman L. Howell,
a niece, Mrs. Arnold Gentry, and a nephew, Jim Howell, all of St. John,
and a large relationship in the Creston-Wilbur area.
Ritzville Journal Times Dec 7, 1961


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  • Find a Grave Memorial 44524044
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gail R. Howell (11 Feb 1902–1961), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44524044, citing Wilbur Cemetery, Wilbur, Lincoln County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .