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Walter Jerry Howard 1912 - 2012

Walter Jerry Howard

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March 25, 2013
Dear, Dear Mr. Howard,
We ALL miss you and love you. You were SO special to our family. The memories of you will always stay with us. You were part of our family, too...a Very, VERY special man to so MANY people, but especially to US!
Mike and Nancy Bowman
Brent Bowman and Michelle Bowman-Howard
April 03, 2012
Thanks for the notes and memories about Uncle Jerry. He left a wonderful trove that documented the richness of his personal and professional life. We are planning to place some of it in a reading room at our Creole Gardens Inn at 1415 Prytania Street in New Orleans. Family and friends or anyone else that would like to view this work can do so by appointment. Please email us or call us at 504 569 8700 if you are interested.
Sincerely,
April 03, 2012
April 03, 2012
Mr Howard was always willing to patiently share his knowledge and experience with everyone. Many people including myself, have benefitted from his wisdom. His words echo and have had a positive influence.
I extend my sincere condolences to his remaining family.
March 29, 2012
Mr. Howard was like a second grandfather to me, and he was always there to support me in each of my endeavors. When I started medical school and residency, he took the time to stop in Houston for a campus visit, and to come to my graduation!! He gave me medical books and letters that he knew I would find interesting, which I still have to this day. He was there when I married my own Howard, and was so tickled that we now shared the same name. When I was about 10, he traded his big toenails for all my freckles, because he knew how much I disliked them! And he really did have a pair of toenail earrings made for the trade.... You will be missed Mr. Howard- we love you!!
March 29, 2012
We remember Georgie well from our days at Hovic. Saddened by his passing. What a loss to the world. He added to all our lives.
March 27, 2012
I met Walter six months ago at Pinegate. He was everyone's friend! He would stop at the puzzle table and help us find a piece ,then move on to do somethng else. I know he was kind and VERY polite. I now know his sister, Grace. I will be praying for her and the whole family.
March 27, 2012
I loved Mr. Howard, although, on occasion, he gave me heartaches. They came when I arrived in the Refinery very early in the morning to find Mr. Howard climbing towers. He was well on in age at the time and I thought he was taking a huge risk. But Mr. Howard was an old school grass roots manager. He knew more about the nuts and bolts of the refinery operations than anyone I ever met. And he liked to stay tuned to what was going on among the operators. Mr. Howard was a great friend and a real gentleman. He was a one of a kind legend. He will be sorely missed. May God Bless him and may he rest in peace.

Dan Garde, Warrensburg, NY
March 27, 2012
As Operations Secretary, Mr. Howard and I worked closely together at HOVIC since 1978. He authored and I typed 132 Operations Memorandums on various topics such as the Hazards of Air, Water, etc. That was Volume 1. By the time we'd distributed Volume II binders to every single operator in the refinery, I knew by heart how to avoid steam hammer and how to safely fire a furnace. His simplicity and relentless attention to detail was an art form. As he approached me lightly massaging his elbow, I'd think, “here comes another memo”. Rest in peace, Mr. Howard, and thanks for those pecans.
March 27, 2012
Mr. Howard was a truly great man. He taught us all on how to be safe and productive in doing our jobs. He was always willing to teach and he led by a great example. He will always be remembered for those qualities.My condolances to his family and loved ones.

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