Harry Lester Howell, Jr., 87, of American Falls, ID, peacefully passed away Saturday morning, April 2, 2016 in his home with his sweetheart by his side after struggling with health problems. Heaven received a special servant and he will be missed.
Harry is the son of Harry Howell, Sr. and Eunice Broadhead born on July 16, 1928. Harry married his high school sweetheart, Jessie Bales, on Nov. 26, 1945. They just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary last November.
Harry and Jessie made their home in Aberdeen and raised oldest son, Leslie, there. Harry started his own business, Howell Plumbing and Heating service serving the people of Aberdeen and surrounding areas. Harry was a volunteer fireman and ambulance crew member.
In 1969 they moved to American Falls, where they raised three younger sons, Craig, Chris and Bryon. Harry was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and later served an LDS mission to Houston, TX.
He enjoyed spending most winters in the warmth of Quartzsite,AZ, and summers with family activities in American Falls. Harry lived a full and happy life. Hewill be remembered for his hard work ethic and the constant need to be a prankster. Harry is survived by his wife Jessie and four sons, Leslie (Janie) of American Falls, Craig of Deseret Springs, CA, Chris (Kit) Boise, Bryon (Marcy) Blackfoot,14 grandchildren, 30great-grandchildren, three great-greatgrandchildren and two on the way, sister Joy Gray of Idaho Falls.
Predeceased by his parents and his brother Verl. A celebration and remembrance of Harry’s life was held on Tuesday, April 5, at the American Falls LDS Church located on Pocatello Ave. The services began at 11a.m. A viewing was held on Monday, April 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Davis-Rose Mortuary and at the church prior to the service from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment was in the Aberdeen Cemetery. Condolences, memories and pictures may be shared atwww.davisrosemortuary.com.
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