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Marcus Richard Howard

1943 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Marcus Richard Howard Obituary
December 20, 1943 - March 21, 2017 Marcus Richard Howard passed away in the presence of family on March 21, 2017 in St. George, Utah. Born in Glendale, California, he was the eldest son of Marcus Stuart & Helen Young Howard. Mark's family includes brothers & sisters: Marlene J. Warme, Carolyn M. Wukelich, Craig M. Howard, Deborah E. Cameron, Kenneth S. Howard, Winnifred K. Westwood and many other loved ones. He was born during the historic period of WWII, when his mother, a "Rosie the Riveter," worked for Vultee Aircraft. He attended schools in L.A. and Glendale, CA, graduating from Herbert Hoover High School, where he competed in track and other sports. He earned a B.S. in Independent Studies. Always learning he continued taking courses in Law and was working toward an M.A. in Management. He was a proud Boy Scout and earned the highest rank of Eagle Scout. Mark served a 2-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the West Central States Mission serving as District Leader. Drafted during the Vietnam era, he was sent to the DMZ in Korea; a member of the 7th Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 13th Engineer Combat Battalion. Mark received assignment as a Chaplain's Assistant working with various faiths. He was honorably discharged from active duty and later served with the California and Utah National Guard where he retired in 2002 as Staff Sargent. Marcus worked for the US Postal Service, retiring in 2012 after 32 years. Hobbies and interests included: bowling, reading good books and military history. He enjoyed collecting old cars he called "Rust Buckets." He will be remembered as trustworthy, loyal, helpful¿ He truly lived the Eagle Scout motto. WE LOVE YOU, MARK Funeral Services will be with Full Military Honors and interment at the family plot site (Eternal Love) at 11:00am, Thursday, March 30, 2017, at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills. Family and friends may attend the viewing 5-9 pm, Wednesday, March 29 at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills. Online condolences can be sent to www.forestlawn.com. His family would like to express their gratitude for love and support at this time. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to VHC-BSA, noting "Memorial Fund in honor of Marcus R. Howard," Boy Scouts of America, Verdugo Hills Council, 1325 Grandview Ave., Glendale, CA 91201.
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Mar. 29, 2017
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