Edwin Clair Howes, 83, of Melissa, Texas, beloved son, husband, father, and friend, completed his mortal mission on December 11, 2023 after a valiant battle with brain cancer.
Edwin was born September 17, 1940 to Ella and Edwin Howes in Ogden, Utah. where he resided in Ogden in his younger years. After graduating from Ogden High School in 1958, he studied finance at Weber State College. Edwin enjoyed sports, particularly basketball and baseball. He played baseball in high school and college.
As a young boy, Edwin learned the importance of hard work and doing all he could to provide for himself. While in college, he worked at Snappy’s Diner and followed in his father’s footsteps by working at Southern Pacific Railroad.
In 1959, during his sophomore year at Weber College, Edwin met the love of his life, Janet Bell, while working on the homecoming float. Upon completing a 2-year mission to the England Manchester Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was married to Janet for time and all eternity in the LDS Logan Temple on February 15, 1963.
Edwin was an excellent provider and enjoyed being productive and busy. In 1966, after the birth of his second child, Edwin graduated from college and moved his family to Southern California, where he worked at TRW and then at Mattel Toy Company in various finance leadership roles. After concluding his corporate career, he became a real estate agent and then transitioned to becoming a tax accountant. He and Janet moved to Texas in 2020, and he completed his final tax season in April of 2023 at the age of
Edwin’s most proud moments came from being involved with and participating in the lives of his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He spent countless hours coaching his sons in sports and supporting his daughters in their endeavors. He served faithfully in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints…always being the first to volunteer to clean the church, bring donuts, teach the youth, serve in the temple, or help those in need. It did not matter what he was asked to do; he did it with energy and without hesitation. Not only will Edwin be remembered most for his love and devotion to his family, but he will be revered as a true disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. His family will be forever grateful for his shining example of a worthy priesthood holder.
Edwin, together in partnership with his dear wife Janet, will leave a legacy with their 7 children, 35 grandchildren, and soon-to-be 15 great-grandchildren. Edwin is survived by his loving wife, Janet; children, Lindee (Brian) Parker, Jeff (Ann) Howes, Michelle (Mike) Wilson, Scott (Dayl) Howes, Brent (Kim) Howes, Doug (Tara) Howes, and Ryan (Vanessa) Howes. He was preceded in death by his father, Edwin Lorenzo Howes; his mother, Ella Stanger Howes; his father-in-law, Henry Limburg Bell; and his mother-in-law, Naomi Todd Bell.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd.
The family would like to thank the nurses and caregivers of Bristol Hospice of Dallas, Texas for the sweet care they provided Edwin.