June 10, 1947 – Aug. 21, 2013
Eddie Sam Howe, 66, of Gillette, died at his home on Aug. 21, 2013.
Funeral services were held on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Pastor Tom Frey officiating.
Eddie (Ed) Sam Howe was born on June 10, 1947, in Lovell to Ernest and Shirley Howe. He grew up in Deaver, where he attended Deaver- Frannie High School and received his diploma. He continued his education and training at Denver Automotive Institute, receiving a master mechanic’s certificate in 1966.
After graduation he served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged and returned to Wyoming, where he met and married the love of his life, Judie Krenning, on May 28, 1971, in Cody.
To this union they added three sons, which were the light of his eye. He began working for the City of Cody. The family moved to Gillette in 1981, where Eddie worked for the City of Gillette and White’s Energy Motors.
His most recent employment was with White’s Frontier Motors. He belonged to the Gillette Jaycees and was an active member in Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Eddie enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in the yard. He was a proud supporter of the Camels and Pronghorns. You could count on Ed for a new joke or story every time you saw him. He loved being with his family–especially his grandsons, Patrick and Steele. Constant and close companions of Eddie’s were puppies Cooper and Jasmine. Eddie had a huge heart and never met a stranger.
Eddie is survived by his wife of 42 years, Judie; his step-mother, Julie Howe; his sons, Jefferey (Jami) Howe of Gillette, Christopher (Melissa) Howe of Orlando, Fla., and Kyle (Sommer) Howe of Lowell, Mass.; his sisters, Janeen (Sam) Sefren of Arizona and Saundra (Curt) Martin of Mexico; his two grandsons, Patrick and Steele, numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Howe, and his father, Ernest Howe. A memorial has been established to benefit Campbell County Humane Society. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette. Condolences may also be sent at the website: www.walkerfuneralgillette.com.