Thomas C. "Tom" Howe
1953 - 2021
Thomas C. "Tom" Howe 1953- 2021 Thomas Charles Howe (Tom) passed away on April 6, 2021. Tom was born on September 23, 1953 to Milo Seth Howe and Delma Isabella (Hunt) Howe in Laramie, Wyoming. He grew up in Laramie with his four siblings. He graduated from Laramie High School in 1972 and went on to attend the University of Wyoming and Brigham Young University. Laramie is also where he met his wife, Trudy Margaret Johnson. They were married in Ogden, Utah on August 14, 1973. Tom spent his career as an exceptional employee of the Union Pacific Railroad out of Rawlins and Cheyenne, Wyoming as a brakeman, conductor, and engineer. He dearly loved his hometown and retired to Laramie in 2013. He served the Laramie community during his retirement through his work with the High Plains Curmudgeons Society.

Throughout his life, Tom enjoyed spending time with those he loved. He served others selflessly. He loved his neighbors and was loved by them. He especially loved helping his family, no matter what was required of him. He always put others needs ahead of his own. He went about quietly doing good all his life. He was involved in Boy Scouts of America for many years and helped all his sons obtain their Eagle Scout award. He especially enjoyed participating in the Pinewood Derby with his sons and grandsons. He often helped other scouts with their cars when they needed him. He enjoyed working on bicycles throughout his life, frequently repairing bicycles for people he knew, or refurbishing them for others to enjoy.

There are not adequate words to express the love and joy he brought to the lives of those that knew him. He will be missed and always loved.

He survived by his wife Trudy M. Howe, his children and their spouses Andrew, Benjamin and Krista, Aaron and Sarah, Jenna and Jesus Archuleta, Christopher and Ariela, his brothers and their spouses Roger and Sue, Donald and Sheri, brother-in-law Dick Sancousie, and sister-in-law Rosie Howe. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Milo and Delma, his sister Carolyn, his brother Jon, his daughters Crystal and Teri, and grandson Leo.

For those who would like to attend, a viewing and funeral services will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Hayford Avenue on April 13,2021. The viewing will be from 9-11am and services will begin at 11am. Go to to sign the online guestbook.
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Published by Laramie Boomerang from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2021.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Hayford Avenue
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
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Our family grew up with the Howe family in dad bought bicycles from Tom's sister Kay's friend was Carolyn, I knew Roger, my brother Pat was friends with Jon. A great family!...our condolences to Tom's loved ones.
Clayton Stevens
April 13, 2021
My heartfelt condolences to all of Tom´s family and friends. I met Tom in the fall of 1972 in Laramie. We dated for a few months but then started dating others. The Institute was a great gathering place for young people. My heart goes out to Trudi. Losing your best friend and confidant is so difficult. May the love and comfort of our Savior carry you through this trying time.
Evelyn Bowers Varney
April 12, 2021
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April 12, 2021
My Condolences & Prayers. Tom was always a pleasure to work with, he always had a great attitude and a kind word, he always made sure to ask how I was & how my day was going. May he R.I.P. He will be missed. Thank you Tom for caring brother.
Mitchel Graus
April 12, 2021
Worked with Tom for decades on the railroad. It was Tom who got Shirley and I started in the sport of cycling. He will be missed.
Roy and Shirley Aiken
April 12, 2021
My long time friend Tom. A fellow cyclist. My prayers go out to Trudy abs family.
Scott Hyer
April 12, 2021
I want to express my deep sadness and sincere sympathy to you, Trudi; and to all your children and grandchildren for the sudden and tragic loss of Tom. He is a wonderful man and a dear, treasured friend to me. I will remember his warm smile and willingness to lend help to anyone who had a need. He was a devoted husband and father and you all filled his life with such joy. I will treasure our conversations and my memories of him. I offer my love and prayers for you all at this difficult time.
Cynthia Bigelow
April 11, 2021