Robert Wayne Howes

Born: Mon., May 2, 1932
Died: Tue., Aug. 19, 2014

Memorial Service

11:00 AM Fri., Sep. 12, 2014
Location: Harney County Fair Ground Memorial Building

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Robert Wayne Howes passed away Aug. 19.

Bob was born in Wichita, Kan., May 2, 1932, to Wayne and Hope Howes. They moved to Burns in 1940 to the family ranch on Ryegrass Lane. He graduated from Burns High School in 1951. He then served two years in the Navy. After sailing in the Pacific ocean, he returned to Harney County and married Patricia Gregg.

He enjoyed all kinds of outdoor living and working. His first love was ranching in Harney County. During his 33-year career with the Forest Service, he smoothed many logging roads and built campsites that are still around for all to enjoy today. Sitting atop a horse was another pleasure he enjoyed. Teaching and playing chess with his grandchildren was great fun. He always had a smile and a giggle for everyone that knew him.

Bob is survived by sons, Jeff Howes of Coos Bay and Mike and his wife, Stephanie Howes of Burns; grandchildren, Chris and Rachel Howes of Burns, Nick and Elizabeth Howes of Bend, and Alycia and Miranda Howes of Burns; great-granddaughter, Macy Howes; great-grandson, Gabe Howes; brothers and sisters, Dorthea and husband, Clint Purdy of Burns, Don and wife, Teresa Howes of Silverton, Helen Kennedy of Sandy, John Howes of Portland; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Patricia.

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