Obituary of David Howe
David was born on September 6, 1950 in Tacoma, WA and grew up in the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. He graduated from Clover Park High School in 1968 and University of Puget Sound in 1972. He owned the company Interiors Etc. before becoming assistant Chapter 13 Trustee in Seattle. He was appointed Chapter 13 Trustee in Tacoma in 1990 where he showed his love for his city with historical pictures throughout his office that overlooked the landmark Tacoma Union Station and Thea Foss Waterway.
An avid golfer, David enjoyed spending time golfing with lifelong friends at the Tacoma Golf and Country Club and Canterwood Country Club where he won the club championship and served as club president. He won many golf tournaments through the years, most recently winning the Grand Champion title at the Senior Northwest Golf Association tournament in 2012 and served as a board member at SNWGA.
In his early years, he dreamed of becoming a high school golf coach; subsequently, the love for his children shined through as he coached his children’s many sports teams, opened his home to their friends and deeply impacted the lives of many kids with his incredible love for life and big heart.
Family meant everything to David. He loved spending weekends and summers at his beach house with his family (especially his grandchildren) and friends boating, sailing, crabbing, clamming and entertaining. On weekends, he enjoyed walking Chambers Bay and he spent most weekday lunch hours walking Wright Park.
Most recently, he purchased a condo in Mazatlán where he dreamed of retiring with his wife, Patty, to enjoy the sun, many rounds of golf and great lifelong friends who also bought condos in the same gated community.
David died peacefully on April 27, 2015 surrounded by his family. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, and a remarkable and loyal friend. He is survived by his wife, Patty (Brown) Howe, his three children, Kirsten (Isaac) Stokes, Andrea (Bryan) Moran and James (Mary) Howe, his 7 grandchildren, Justice, Selah, Jude, James, Hallie, Molly and Archer, his 3 siblings Douglas (Robin) Howe, Karen Howe, Robert (Susan) Howe, and a multitude of the most wonderful friends whom he loved dearly.
He was predeceased by Douglas O. Howe, father, of City Fuel Company, and Marion “Ozzie” Howe, mother, and Kimmarie Howe, wife.
Memorial will be held Tuesday, May 5 at 1:00pm at Christ Lutheran Church in Lakewood with a reception following at the Tacoma Country and Golf Club.