Dennis George Howell, BHS 1964
Feb. 12, 1945 - Oct. 13, 2013
Dennis George Howell, 68, of Lebanon, died at his home on Oct. 13, 2013.
He was born Feb. 12, 1945 in Burbank, California to John Monroe and Florence Marie (La Pask) Howell.
He graduated from Burbank High School and attended junior college in Woodland Hills, California. He worked as parts department manager at various car dealerships in southern California for 42 years.
He married Mary Lee (Belloni) Koontz on Feb. 11, 2006 in Las Vegas and moved to Lebanon that same year.
He worked as a courier for Medicap Pharmacy until retiring earlier this year.
He was a member of the Lebanon First Christian Church where he served as a church elder. He enjoyed county western dancing, gardening, and watching western movies.
He enjoyed singing and was a member of the Burbank Acapella Singers, a barber shop quartet, the Lebanon First Christian Church Choir, the Louis Lehman Christian Chorale, the Lebanon Community Choir, and the Master’s Men’s Choir.
He is survived by his wife Mary Lee Howell, of Lebanon; step-daughter Deborah L. Scroggin, of Ventura, California; step-sons Michael E. R. Koontz and Brandon R. Koontz, both of Santa Clarita, California; three step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and cousin Roberta "Bobbie" Orsatti and her three sons, all of Bend.
His parents died before he did.
A memorial service was held at 3 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Lebanon First Christian Church.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Lebanon First Christian Church sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.
Lebanon Express, Lebanon, OR, October 23, 2013