Howard Augustus Pence passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 26, 2014. He was the beloved husband of almost 60 years to the late Julia Swenson Pence. Born and raised in Texas, Mr. Pence worked until his retirement for Gulf/Chevron Oil Co. His work took him to places as far as Nigeria, finally living for his remaining years in New Orleans and Covington. Wherever he found himself, he was always active in the local Baptist church. Howard will be remembered for his love of God, sacred music and most especially his family. He is survived by a sister, Verna Pence Levins, his daughter and son and their spouses, Drs. Laura Pence Hogue and Charlie, and Jay and Julie Pence. His grandchildren, Stephen, Amanda and Katie Hogue and Emily Hogue Holladay, and Tyler and Kevin Pence, and Dr. Leslie Pence Samardzija will dearly miss him. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433, on Monday, June 30, 2014, at 11:00 AM with visitation on Monday beginning at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Mr. Pence to be made to the Lottie Moon Offering at https://netcommunity.imb.org/SSLPage.aspx?pid=229. Please sign the E.J. Fielding Funeral Home online Guest Book at www.ejfieldingfh.com.
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E. J. Fielding Funeral Home - Covington
2260 West 21st Avenue Covington, LA 70433
Published in TheNewOrleansAdvocate.com from June 27 to June 30, 2014