Howard Uda Hogan Howard Uda Hogan was born on December 15, 1916, in Visalia, California, to Uda and Audrey Hogan. Howard passed away at home on December 16, 2013, at the age of 97, surrounded by family. Howard lived in Visalia until age 11 when his family moved to Taft, California. While in the seventh grade, Howard met the love of his life and future wife, Eva. Howard graduated from high school in Taft. While in high school, Howard was active in school activities and was on the student council as freshman class representative and later class President. Howard was also active in sports, including football, basketball, and track. Howard and Eva were married in 1935 and soon thereafter moved to Fresno where he attended barber school. After barber school, Howard and Eva moved back to Taft and Howard went to work for his father who was also a barber. A few years later, following a bad case of valley fever, Howard and Eva moved to Visalia where he continued to work as a barber for his uncle, eventually becoming part owner. Howard enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and remained on active duty for 3 years. Howard was involved in seven wartime invasions and survived the Pearl Harbor attack due to being hospitalized with mumps. Howard was discharged in 1946. Howard and his brother Harold eventually purchased the Sportsman Barbershop in Visalia, and worked until retirement. Howard was also a citrus farmer and avid outdoorsman. Howard loved hunting, fishing and horse racing. Howard also loved his family deeply. He was funny, loving and generous. Everyone was his "pal" and he was everyones' "Pardner." Howard is preceded in death by his wife Eva; daughter Peggy Milford Woods; parents Uda Douglas Hogan and Audrey Hogan Wadel; brother Howard Hogan; granddaughter Leisa Milford Noble; great grandson Nathan Hogan; and son-in-law Dewayne Milford. Left to mourn his loss are: son Ken Hogan (Vivian); sister Evelyn Dykes; grandchildren: Leighann Milford-Lee (Roy); Steven Hogan (Kathy); Janet Gaynor (Greg) great grandchildren: Dewayne McCue (Chelsea); Justin and Anthony Hogan; Alyssa and Ali Gaynor; and great great grandchildren: Nathan Hogan, Jr., and Chloe Leisa McCue. A special thanks to Kaweah Delta Hospice and the care providers from Comfort Keepers who provided care and companionship with love and respect. Visitation will be held at Miller Memorial Chapel on Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 5pm until 7pm. A celebration of life will be held at Millers Memorial Chapel, 1120 West Goshen Avenue., Visalia, California, on Monday, December 23, 2013 at 10:30 AM.
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Published in Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Adv-Register on Dec. 20, 2013