(SMSgt) Jack James Howell Sr. (Ret.)
January 27, 1933 – May 6, 2018
Jack J. Howell January 27, 1933 – May 6, 2018
Jack passed away at home with his children, Flaudia and Bo at his side, just as he had wished.
Jack was born in Van, Texas on January 27, 1933 to Nina and Claud Howell. He was raised with his older brother, Claud Howell Jr. They were raised by their grandparents on a farm. He had many fond memories of life on a farm with an extended family.
Jack joined the Air Force on June 25, 1952 and enjoyed moving many times during his 27 year career. After Basic Training he began his travels in England where he married Winnie “Windy” Ruth Permentes-Howell. His next stop was in Louisiana where his first child was born, Flaudia B. Howell-Weberg. Then a short unaccompanied stent in Africa. Next they enjoyed the warm island breezes at Puerto Rico where he was blessed with a son, Jack “Bo” James Howell, Jr. Next California; then Alaska where he and his family enjoyed fishing and camping. In 1970 he was stationed to NORAD where he fell in love with Colorado. One last assignment before retirement led him to Aviano, Italy. In 1979 he retired in Colorado Springs.
Jack was a loving husband who cared for his wife, Windy, until her passing on September 17, 2012.
Jack is preceded in death by his wife Windy and his brother Claud. He is survived by his daughter, Flaudia B. Weberg, his son Jack “Bo” Howell and his only grandson James W. Everingham.
He requested a private ceremony and was interred at Fort Logan Military Cemetery on May 18, 2018 with full military honors. His immediate family was in attendance to honor his life.
- Flaudia Weberg, Daughter
- Jack "Bo" Howell, Son