Thomas Wilson Howe It is time to celebrate Thomas Wilson Howe's life. He is in heaven fishing on the lake and enjoying eternal life with Irene. Thomas Wilson Howe was born on July 22, 1944 in Youngstown, OH and was a treasured gift to William Thomas and Eleanor Howe. He passed away on August 23, 2013 at the age of 69. He married Lynne Thomas in 1965 until 1982. They were blessed with two children, Tami Howe born in 1969 and Tricia Howe born in 1971. He then married Irene Nauert in 1983. Tom attended and graduated from Riverview High School in Sarasota, FL in 1963. He served in the U.S. Navy on the U.S.S. Strong for 2 years as an E-5 radioman second class where he toured Europe, Lebanon and other small countries overseas. He later served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for an additional 2 years. Tom attended Valencia Junior College in Orlando, FL and continued his education at St. Edwards and received his bachelor degree in Business Administration in 1979. He worked at IBM from 1965 - 1996 and retired after 31 years. Later he worked as a builder with Lake Ridge Custom Homes. Tom loved spending time with his family at the lake house on Inks Lake where he enjoyed fishing and boating. He also loved Nascar racing and computer classes. He served as a scout leader and through the years, he taught numerous kids to love water sports and outdoor activities including water skiing and fishing. Tom enjoyed cooking, working in his garden and tackling automotive repairs and home improvements for both himself and others. He was a caregiver to numerous neighbors and enjoyed helping the elderly. His generous heart and out pouring of kindness were evident in the many people he helped throughout his life. He was survived by his sister Susan Wiegand. His children, Tami Howe and husband Mike, Tricia Weger and husband Donovan, Christopher Nauert and wife Lisa, and Jennifer Graves and husband Curtis. He cherished his many grandchildren, Brandon Page, Steven Page, Megan Howe, Amanda Howe, Haley Weger, Cade Weger, Cole Nauert, Hannah Nauert, Caitlynne Graves and Christina Graves and great-grandchildren Arriana Howe and Matthew Garcia Jr. He left behind many lifelong friends and his sweet dog and companion, Malita. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eleanor Howe and his wife, Irene Howe. Services will take place on Saturday, September 7th at 10:00 a.m. with visitation for friends and family immediately following services until 1:00 p.m. The services will be held at the Cook- Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660. In lieu of flowers, all memorial contributions can be made to the American Kidney Fund or the
. Please visit Tom's memorial page at www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com
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Published in Austin American-Statesman on Aug. 27, 2013