February 27, 1936 - November 26, 2013
Frank L. Howard, 77, of Corvallis, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. He passed quietly at his home from cancer. He was born on February 27, 1936 in Ventura, California to Jay and Ina Howard. His family moved to Philomath in 1946 where Frank graduated from high school and met his future bride, Diane Ferron. They were married March 2, 1957 and loved each other deeply the 56 years they were married. Frank served in the Army for 2 years in Korea. He spent many years coaching and umpiring Little League baseball, coaching youth basketball, and attended his kids and grand-kids many activities. For 15 years, he volunteered his time with the Benton County Search & Rescue as an active member of the Mary's Peak 4-Wheelers. He retired from Oregon State University in 1997, spent time traveling, golfing, and was an active member and small-group leader at his church. He had a wonderful sense of humor that brought an amazing dimension to anything he was part of. When he laughed, the whole world laughed with him...even the corny jokes. Most of all, Frank loved his family. He is survived by his wife, Diane, brother, Wayne Howard, son David and his wife Debbie, son Joseph and his wife Cheryl, daughter Anne and her husband Brian, daughter Laura, 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Wilma Avery, brother Jess Howard and grandson Sam Howard. A Memorial Service will be Monday December 2, 2013, 1:30 pm at Grant Avenue Baptist Church, 1625 NW Grant Avenue, Corvallis. Memorial donations may be made to Benton County Hospice or Grant Avenue Baptist Church. Arrangements by DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home (www.demossdurdan.com) “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” He finished strong!
Frank L. Howard, 77, of Corvallis, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, November 26, 2013. He passed quietly at his home from cancer. He was born on February 27, 1936 in Ventura, California to Jay and Ina Howard. His family moved to Philomath... View Obituary & Service Information
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