Originally Published: April 14, 2010 5:16 p.m.
Wallace Lester Howe passed away on April 13, 2010, in Prescott, Ariz. He was born Jan. 25, 1927, in Anadarko, Okla., to Bert and Anna Howe, who preceded him in death. He was 83 years old.
He was the second of three sons, Delbert and Cecil Howe, both deceased.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Bertha Emily Daharsh; they were married March 7, 1944, in Tempe, Ariz. They had six children, Sonja Lee (Richard) of Chesapeake, Va., David (Bonnie) of Buckeye, Ariz., Gregory Divirl (Jeanette) of Merced, Calif., Ronald (Linda) of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Gary (Laurie) of Farmington, N.M., and Denise Olive (Robert) of Ft Worth, Texas. He has 25 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way.
He was a jack of all trades: he herded cattle, was a race car builder and a racer, he raced go-carts, he was a jewelry maker and a mechanic.
He was in the Navy for two and a half years serving in the North China Sea during WWII, as a fireman second class on the U.S. Bunch.
He was a heavy-duty and automotive mechanic for APS and retired after 32 1/2 years, working in Phoenix, Buckeye, Flagstaff and Prescott, Ariz., and also in Farmington, N.M.
An avid hunter, he loved wildlife and loved to watch the animal life as it wandered through his yard. He was an avid auto racing fan of all types of races.
Members of the Agua Fria Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Bertha and Wally served a mission for the Church in Washington, Seattle Mission, serving on Whidbey Island. They were also Temple Workers at the Mesa Temple for two years.
A viewing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, at the Heritage Memory Mortuary, 131 Grove Ave. in Prescott, Ariz.
The funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building, 7885 E. Long Look Drive, in Prescott Valley. The internment to follow at Heritage Park Cemetery.
All who knew him will miss that old Man.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Family Hospice Care, 100 E. Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86301.
Please visit and sign Wallace's guestbook at www.heritagefuneralchapels.com.
Heritage Memory Mortuary is caring for the family.
Information provided by survivors.