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David Charles Howell

St. George, UT - David Charles Howell, 77, passed away on October 4, 2018 in St. George UT. He was born on June 29, 1941 to Naomi Kelly and Charles Howell in Buffalo, New York.

He graduated from Middlebury College in 1963, and earned a PhD from Tulane University in 1967. He joined the Department of Psychology at UVM in 1967, where he worked until his retirement in 2002. During his 35 years at UVM he authored three textbooks, and served as the Chair of the Department of Psychology, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and on numerous University Committees.

Since leaving Burlington, David and his wife Donna lived in Austin TX, Steamboat Spring CO where he served on the Board of Directors of the Botanic Park, and Ivins UT where he served on the Board of the Friends of Snow Canyon and the Kayenta Arboretum.

David was not only a gentleman and a scholar, he was a sensitive and caring person who took pride in and loved his family. He was an expert downhill skier, loved to hike, mountain bike, and garden. He was the happiest when family would visit and he would take them to his favorite hiking trails. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

David is survived by his wife, Donna Jemilo Howell a former superintendent of schools in Burlington; his daughters: Barbara, Lynda, and Stephanie, their spouses and four grandchildren; his stepchildren: Catherine, Joseph, Andrew, and James, their spouses and 11 grandchildren; his brothers, Dick, Burt's wife, Connie, and their children and grandson; and by his former wife, Catherine Tilden Howell.

A Celebration of the Life of David Howell will be held on Tuesday October 30, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at John Dewey Lounge in Old Mill at UVM.

Memorial donations can be made to: Intermountain Foundation, Dixie Regional Medical Center, PO Box 413181, Salt Lake City, UT 84141-3181. Online donations can be made at www.dixieregional.org/donateonline. Donations should reference "In memory of David Charles Howell for Precision Genomics."
Published in The Burlington Free Press on Oct. 20, 2018
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