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Howard Fred Overman


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Howard Fred Overman Obituary
Howard Fred Overman

July 12, 1925 ~ June 28, 2016

Howard F. Overman died peacefully with family at his side at Virginia Mason Hospital-Seattle after battling complications of prostate cancer. Howie leaves behind his wife of 68 years Nina, son Gregg and wife Leona, daughter Debra and husband Denny, grandson Cameron and wife Robyn, great-granddaughters Peyton and Allison, and step great-grandson Curtis.

Born in Seattle to Fred B. Overman and Donna L. (Garland), Howie spent his life growing up in Seattle and the surrounding area, graduating from Lincoln high school in 1943. Before entering college at the Univ. of WA he enlisted in the Armed Services at Fort Lewis in 1944. He spent his service in Europe with the Army HQ Battery #657th FA BN, returning to Seattle being discharged as a Staff Sergeant in June 1946. He met his wife to be, Nina P Brown, at the Greenwood Ridge Roller Rink and they were married in Sept of 1948. Howie received his Bachelor of Architecture degree at the U of W in 1951. In 1966, his

work career took him from marine vessel design and planning at Puget Sound Bridge and Drydock where he had been since 1949, to the Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. where he began work on the Stratocruiser and SST moving through the 707, 727, 737, 747, and 757 airplane programs. He retired from Boeing August 1988 after traveling the world as a Payloads Customer Coordinator.

Howie enjoyed life in many ways; traveling, photographing, researching local history, reading, skiing, hiking, winemaking, rockhounding, woodcarving, and collecting a myriad of things.

Howie leaves his loved ones, family, friends and workmates behind with an incredible collection of memories of time spent with and around him. No one will never look at Mt. Rainier, nor pick up an object of their own interest quite the same way - they've pocketed those memories and will keep them dear forever. Thanks Howie -

You will be missed.

There will be no services at Howie's request, however his immediate family will honor his wishes by spreading his ashes in view of the beloved Mt. Rainier, Sunday Sept. 11th. They hope you will take time to commemorate Howie's life too, in your own way, and maybe The Mountain will be out!

Contributions in Howie's memory can be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, www.pcf.org; , www.alz.org or .

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Published in The Seattle Times on July 17, 2016
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