Obituary – Darry Howard |

Obituary – Darry Howard

Darry Howard passed away with cancer Feb. 18, 2010, in Denver. His resting place will be Granby, where he lived with his son Derrick for the past two years.

Darry moved from Texas to Haines, Alaska, in 1953 with his dad Chester and brother Bill. They loved Alaska and the hunting and fishing it afforded. He made many friends in the area who, along with his family, will remember his wit (I’m sure many stories can be told) and hard work. He had an active, astute business mind, which he used productively in many business ventures in Alaska and other places.

He built and fished his own gillnetting boat and owned a local construction company. Later, he managed Lutak Trading and Stevedoring and went on to be CEO of West Coast Stevedoring, a subsidiary of Klukwan Inc. After leaving Alaska, he partnered with his son Jim in running Evergreen Manufacturing, a ship rigging importer, in Vancouver, Wash. His last venture was with Jim turning a 25 acre “pea patch” into a beautiful golf learning center in Woodland, Wash.

He was preceded in death by his father Chester Howard, mother Edith Tyra, and brother Bill Howard.

He is survived by his ex-wives Marilyn Williams of Monterey, Calif., and Nannette Howard of Kremmling; daughters Kimm Case of Alamo, Calif. and Lisa Hannon of Granby; sons Jim Howard (wife Lise) of Highlands Ranch and Derrick Howard of Granby; grandsons Alex and Ben Case of Alamo, Calif., Jakob and Joshua Howard of Highlands Ranch and John Hannon of Ft. Stockton, Texas; granddaughters Army PVT Kelsey Hannon, recently deployed to Bamberg, Germany, and Maja Howard of Highlands Ranch.

God is so good. Darry’s family was here to be with him and have some time together before he left this world to enter a far more glorious one. During the past years, he lived his faith quietly and simply after trusting Jesus as his Lord and Savior, the choice that opened the door to a life of true freedom and glory for all of eternity.

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