Eckhart, Howard C. HOWARD C. ECKHART, acclaimed Dallas florist, event planner, and businessman passed away 04/01/13. Howard was an exceptionally talented and gifted artist who brought joy, glamour, and the best of design into thousands of individual, social, charitable, and corporate events over a career spanning 50+ years in the industry. Most recently he owned The Party and Event Designers and subsequently lent his expertise and experience to Magic Moments Parties and Events. Mr. Eckhart held the professional designations of CSEP and TMF and served as a mentor to his fellow professionals. He was a strong force within several professional groups including NACE, ISES, and MPI. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from NACE and was recently honored by its establishment of the Howard Eckhart Hall of Fame. Howard was proud to be a descendent of the original Polish settlers of Bandera, TX. He was predeceased by parents, Howard and Elsie Adamietz Eckhart and a sister and brother, Alice Jane and Charlie Eckhart. Survivors include: sister, Mayme Jo Camp, nieces, Jana Herrera and Stacey Eckhart, nephew, Stan Eckhart, great nieces, Kaia Bakken and Ally Eckhart, and great nephews, Ian and James Bakken. He will be long remembered by his family, friends, industry associates, employees, and all those whose lives he brightened with beautiful weddings and other memorable events "as only Howard" could create. Special memories will always be held by his beloved Airliners and The Wildflower Bunch. Memorial services are pending in Bandera and Dallas. The family request donations to
or to the Bandera County Library, Bandera, TX.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Apr. 3, 2013