Carl Howes

Carl L. Howes passed on Jan. 27, 2012 in Colville. Carl was born the fifth of eight children to Carson and Hazel Howes on April 16, 1924 in Springfield Oregon. He graduated the eighth grade from the Children’s Farm Home of The Oregon. After that, he went to work in the shipyards in Portland, OR. At the age of 18, Carl was drafted into the U.S. Army where he served in WWII in the 1282 Engineering Combat BN, he was part of the Rhineland Central Europe Campaign. On March 8, 1946 he was Honorably Discharged with the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, American Theater Service Medal, Good Conduct, and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal Victory Medal. In 1947 he married the love of his life, Betty Aileen Gates. Carl worked in the Eugene, OR. area in several sawmills. In 1956, he moved his wife and three children to Kettle Falls, where he worked for Smith & Neilson, Kettle Falls Lumber Co., Vaughan Brothers and Plum Creek sawmills where he was a saw filer. Carl was the first person in the area to sharpen Carbide Saws. Carl retired in 1987 from Plum Creek. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid bowler and gardener. He was preceded in death by his six brothers, two sisters and one grand-daughter. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty Howes, Kettle Falls, foster brother, Bill Schantin, Hubord, OR; foster sister, Phyllis Morgan of many places; daughters Barbara Rogalette, Inchelium; Carlene Johnson, Grand Coulee; son, Thomas Howes, Yakima, eight grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank everyone for their condolences. In respect of Carl’s wishes, there will be no service.