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HOWARD G. BUSWELL


1928 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
HOWARD G. BUSWELL Obituary
Buswell, Howard G., of North Tustin, CA., died August 16, 2013 of heart failure, at his home, surrounded by his wife and family. He was born May 7, 1928 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Survivors include his second wife, Doris; sons, Fred and Howard Jr.; grandson, Ryan, and Rae Pia, partner of Howard Jr. Also, the daughters of Doris, Kate Sheeley of Minneapolis, MN and her partner, Jeffrey Kaufer; Tracy Sheeley of Talkeetna, AK, and son, Tom Sheeley of Sioux Falls, SD. Other survivors include numerous cousins, nieces and nephews .

Howard grew up in Sioux Falls graduating high school in 1946 and joined the United States Marine Corps. After military service, he graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles with a degree in Psychology. He began a career of service in voluntary health agencies, and retired as Executive Director of the ARC of Southeast Los Angeles County in 1992.Howard was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Santa Ana North, and President of that Club from 1969 to 1970, and was a member of the Rotary Club of Downey, CA., until his retirement.

Howard married Laura M. Chappell on June 25, 1949. After celebrating more than 50 years together, she preceded him in death. On July 10, 2000, Howard married his high school classmate, Doris Otterson Sheeley, of Sioux Falls, SD. They were both active in the Tustin Presbyterian Church .

A memorial service will be held at the Tustin Presbyterian Church, Tustin, California, on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at 11 am. The family requests no flowers, and instead, memorials made to Tustin Presbyterian Church, or to in his name. Saddleback Chapel, Tustin, is in charge of arrangements.

A private family service will be held at Riverside National Cemetery at a later date.


Published in Orange County Register from Aug. 30 to Sept. 8, 2013
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