Everett Alden HoweJune 4, 1941 ~ April 17, 2017 (age 75)
Everett Alden Howe, 75, of Port Angeles, WA went to be with his Lord and Saviour on April 17, 2017. He passed away peacefully at home due to cancer.
Everett (Ev) Alden Howe was born in Walla Walla, WA on June 4, 1941, to J. Everett and Josephine Howe, formerly of Denver, CO. The family moved to Seattle, where he attended Queen Anne Schools and Queen Anne Baptist Church. He enrolled in college at Western, in Bellingham. He married Marilyn Brown in 1961, also from Queen Anne.
Everett joined the USCG and was in Boot Camp at Alameda, CA. He stayed in Oakland, CA for a year and was in the CG Recruiting Band. He then was stationed in San Francisco where he was a yeoman in the Marine Inspection Office as a typist. From there he went to OCS in Virginia. He had his flight training in Pensacola, FL. He was sent to Corpus Christi, TX where he studied multi-engine aircraft. Ev got his wings in October 1966 and went to Celestial Navigation School. His first tour was in Kodiak, AK. He flew the HU16 (Goat) in winter patrol where they looked for safe shipping lanes in the ice as well as Search and Rescue. Ev and Marilyn adopted their first son, Mark, in 1968. They were transferred to Port Angeles, WA where he learned to fly helicopters. They adopted their second son, Scott, in 1973. Ev received his orders for Traverse City, MI and was there for four years. From there he went to Mobile, AL. He flew CG helicopters off of Ice Breakers in the Arctic and Antarctic. While returning from an Arctic Patrol he learned that his wife Marilyn was very ill. The CG ordered the ship to head for a CA port and got him home to see her. She passed away shortly after. He was then assigned a tour to Antarctica. He retired from the CG in Alabama, in 1981, and moved back with his boys to Port Angeles where he had kept his house.
Years later Ev met Donna Yotty at church. They were married in July 1986. He took a job at Clallam Transit for ten years. Through the thirty years of marriage they were active church members and served the Lord with gladness. They enjoyed camping, road trips and going on cruises. Besides living in Port Angeles, they had a home on Lake Tapps in Bonney Lake, WA and moved to an Adult Mobile Park in Orting, WA, eventually returning to Port Angeles.
For many years Ev continued to play his clarinet in churches and various community bands. He also enjoyed participating and watching sporting events. He was innovative and completed many projects in his shops. The latest project was a raised vegetable garden with a fence that is easy to access but keeps the deer out.
Ev was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Port Angeles. He was faithful in serving God and highly respected for his integrity. He will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his loving wife, Donna, son Scott, and one sister, Herberta Gray, also a number of brother in law and sisters in law and nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be April 26, 1:00pm, at Grace Baptist Church, 4221 Mount Angeles Rd, Port Angeles, WA.
A graveside service will be May 1, 12:30pm, at Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St, Kent, WA.
Memorial Donations may be made to Volunteer Hospice, 540 E 8th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362.
Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County
P.O. Box 2014, Port Angeles WA 98362