DeKALB – Howard R. Gould, a long-time resident of Houston, Texas, died Aug. 29, 2013, in DeKalb, Ill. |
He was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Adrian, W. Va., and grew up in Minneapolis. He received his B. A. from the University of Minnesota and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, both in geology.
He began his career during World War II with the University of California Division of War Research, where he served as an engineer-technician with the U.S. Navy Submarine Force. After the war, he worked as a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey and as a professor of Oceanography at the University of Washington before joining Humble Oil and Refining Co. (now Exxon-Mobil) in 1956 as a geologist in Houston. He subsequently became manager of geologic research for Humble before his promotion to research scientist at Exxon Production Research Co., in which capacity he served until his retirement in 1986.
He was active in numerous national and international geoscience organizations and societies, including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology), elected honorary member in both. He also served as president of the Geological Society of America in 1981 and president of the American Geological Institute in 1984.
Preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn Bradley Gould, he is survived by his son, Bradley H. Gould, M.D. (partner, Dan Brajkovich), Pleasanton, Calif.; daughter, Suzanne Coffield, DeKalb; grandchildren, Kit Coffield, Boulder, Colo., and Sarah Coffield, Bozeman, Mont.; and sister, Ruth Garlock, Stuart, Fla.
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Published in Daily Chronicle on Sept. 3, 2013