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Freddie Dean HowsdenJuly 18, 1933 ~ December 11, 2017 (age 84)
FREDDIE DEAN HOWSDEN (a.k.a. Jerry/ a.k.a. Grandpal) - at 84 years of age, is now rejoicing in heaven with Jesus, He was known as Jerry to many of his family when he was younger and Freddie to many wonderful friends in these last years. Freddie was born in Alma, Nebraska, to Freddie Earl and Florence Ethel Howsden. He met his future wife, Carolyn, at Johnny's Drive ln, where she was a carhop. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1952 and proudly served our country aboard the U.S.S. Princeton (CVS-37) during the Korean War. After the Navy, he was a civilian contractor for the military, and worked and lived in Kansas, Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, and Utah, where he retired and lived the rest of his life. He loved his family very much - his wife of 51 years, Carolyn; his brother Bill; his children Robert, Donald (Ciria), Gerald (Donna), Kathy (John), Barbara (Jerry), William (Lori), Joseph (Cyndi), Susan (Craig), Michael (Dawn), Tom (Karen), Elaine (Rich), Irene (Eric), and Ruth (Mark); his 38 grandchildren and his 25+ great-grandchildren (5 newly announced). He is predeceased by his parents, his sister Margaret his granddaughter Jennifer, and his wife Carolyn. The family would like to give their deepest appreciation to the staff at The Gathering Place. They are phenomenal individuals who spend every moment for someone else's loved one, treating them like family. You took our dad in and treated him like he was your dad or brother and we will be forever grateful to you for that. He loved you all and you made the last few years wonderful and exciting. We would also like to thank the staff at Mountain West Medical Center. You were extremely thoughtful and caring while our family gathered to spend this time with our father. Your kindness and concern for all of us has helped us through a difficult time. Thank you all for the wonderful memories, Thank you to our friends and families for your love, your prayers, and your kindnesses (and wonderful meals) during this time. May God richly continue to bless each of you.
Funeral arrangements have been made through Tate Mortuary in Tooele, Utah. Viewing will be Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 6-8 pm at Tate Mortuary. Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 13, 2017, 1pm including a visitation an hour prior at Tate Mortuary with burial to follow at the Tooele Cemetery.