Henry Reid Howes

April 27, 1926 – May 8, 2017

HowesHenryCropHenry Reid Howes passed away quietly, surrounded by family, in Payson, Utah on May 8, 2017. Reid was born to Clarence Heber Howes and Phoebe Mansor Howes on April 27, 1926 in Monroe, Utah. He was the fourth of six children. He grew up on the family ranch in Marysvale, UT. He served in WWII in the Navy from 1944-1946 where he was a machine gun operator on his ship. He attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah where he ran track for the Aggies. He served in the Midwestern States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When he returned he attended BYU University in Provo, Utah where he held the record for the 440 run (now known as the 400 meter run) for 12 years. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and went on later to receive his Master’s degree. While at Utah State he met Mary Lucille Crowther from Malad, Idaho. They were married when he returned from his mission in the Logan, Utah LDS temple on July 13th, 1950. Together, they raised seven children. Chad (Cathy) Howes, Ann (Danny) Gonzales, Cay (Kirk) Roberts, Ron (Elizabeth) Howes, Mark (Tracy) Howes, Susan (Dan) Johnson, Tim (Mae) Howes. They have 23 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. Reid taught Seminary for 34 years for the LDS church along with English and History. He also delivered mail for the United States Postal Service on the graveyard shift for 9 years. He sold life insurance for a number of different companies over the years as well. In his later years he ran a horse program for the Wasatch Mental Health Boys Home and took many of these boys into his home and influenced them for good. He had a love for horses. He raised them from the time he was a young boy and would spend much of his free time at the fairgrounds/race track caring for the horses. After the death of his wife Lucille he was married to Vivian Tree and helped raised her three children Cory, Terry, and Kelly. They were married for sixteen years. He is preceded in death by his father and mother, his five siblings, the love of his life, Lucille Howes, his son Chad Howes, his daughter Susan Johnson and his Son-in-law Danny Gonzales.
Services will be held on Thursday, May 11th, 2017. The viewing will be held at Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, Utah at 9:30 am. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Spring City Cemetery. Online condolence rasmussenmortuary.com

5 Responses to “Henry Reid Howes”

  1. Wilda Moosman says:

    Dearest Howe family,
    Our hearts go to you on the loss of this sweet sweet man. He is the man that taught the gospel.He and Lucille were the sweetest couple. Foster and I spent alto of time at their place up spring city. He always let me ride Norac the stallion. He will be greatly missed. But what a reunion for him in heaven. God bless each of you with comfort. .
    With love
    Wilda and Foster Moosman

  2. Wilda Moosman says:

    I apologize for the misspells

  3. Paul Rasmussen says:

    I will always remember Brother Howes as a great seminary teacher at Gunnision Valley High School. What a wonderful man with many talents and a great family.

  4. Alice Jensen says:

    Many of us who attended Gunnison Valley High School will never forget Brother Howes or his beautiful wife Lucille. May blessings of peace and comfort be with all of you until you are with him once again.

  5. Karen Collett says:

    Dear Ann, Cay and Ron: I was saddened to learn of your dad’s passing. I had such fond memories of time spent with the Howes family. May you find peace. Love, Karen