Howard was born February 11, 1944, in Fort Scott, Kansas, to Joe and Naomi Coambes, and passed away July 16, 2021.
Howard worked for the USDA-HRCS from 1966 until he retired in 2003.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, of 57 years; son Stephen and wife Gurli; grandson Nicholas, and granddaughters Caramon and Bryr; son Jeff and wife Tracy and granddaughters Kindell and Kayden.
He is also survived by two brothers, Bob and Harry, and their families.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.