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Memorial Oaks Funeral Home & Cemetery

13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Garry Frank Howe

December 19, 1951June 20, 2019
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Garry Frank Howe, born December 19th 1951 in El Paso, Texas passed away June 20th, 2019 at the age of 67 in his home in Houston, Texas. He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Mason Howe. He is also survived by his children and their families; Ben and Tracy Howe and their children, Mason and Courtney; Bryan and Jana Howe and their children, Noble and Graham. Garry is also survived by his brother Jeffrey Howe. Garry was the son of the late Frank and Mary Alice Howe.

Garry was an avid reader of periodicals and loved football following Texas Tech and the Dallas Cowboys. He earned his undergraduate degree from UT El Paso in business administration. He became a CPA and later attended law school at Texas Tech University where he was published multiple times in the Texas Tech Law Review. He later earned his Masters degree in Computer Science from New York University. Garry lived and worked in Houston, Texas undertaking contract negotiations in the oil and gas industry. Garry enjoyed spending his time watching his grandchildren grow and getting together with friends and family. Whether spending time in the mountains of Ruidoso, NM or on the water at Lake Livingston, Garry’s greatest joy and favorite pastime was spending time with his family.

In lieu of flowers, Garry’s family asks that memorial contributions of any amount be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (www.jdrf.org) for Type 1 diabetes.

Garry’s final resting place will be in Coldspring, Texas close to his beloved lake house where all of his family can visit him and give him the latest political news and football scores.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, June 28, 2019

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Eric Howe

July 1, 2019

Garry grew to be the same height as his paternal grandfather, Nathaniel, though of course that height was more unusual in his grandfather's day. Nathaniel was known as the "Gentle Giant". So, Garry came by his gentle disposition honestly.

Chuck Mosely

June 28, 2019

Dear Debbie and Family,
On the plane heading back to EP, thinking of you all!
I am so thankful to have been able to come...along with so many of our dear friends and be with you all today, to grieve together but also to celebrate Garry's life!

The service was very moving to me and I'm sure to all attending.
Ben , Bryan and 'Mr. Crook' shared straight from their hearts and held it together while we were all in tears.
The pastor gave wonderful personal care to you all and pointed us all to the Lord.

I have been thinking about Garry and how he lived and this scripture came to mind:

PROVERBS 20:6-7 The Amplified Bible
Many a man proclaims his own loyalty and goodness, But who can find a faithful and trustworthy man? The righteous man who walks in integrity and lives life in accord with his [godly] beliefs— How blessed [happy and spiritually secure] are his children after him [who have his example to follow].

This was Garry! He never bragged about himself or thought he was better than anyone. He was the real deal, a genuine, humble, generous, forgiving and ...really fun man!
We can proclaim his loyalty and goodness because he never would. And we can say we have found that faithful and trustworthy man!
He leaves an excellent example for his children and grandchildren...and for us all to follow.
Thank you Debbie for the 47 years of marriage commitment and love that has inspired us and reminded us that we can work thru the trials of life with unconditional love, joy and trust.
Judy and I love you with all of our hearts and are forever thankful to the Lord for our lifelong friendship with you and Garry and your families.
Chuck

Randy Sandifer

June 28, 2019

Carla and I were saddened to hear of Garry's sudden passing. We remember meeting Garry and his family numerous times at the lake while visiting our mutual friends, Steve and Teri. Our thoughts are with you and your family during the difficult time.
Randy & Carla Sandifer

Scott Hampton

June 27, 2019

So many memories to choose from... Whether it was the birthday gatherings at Astroworld, the family trips to the beach houses in Galveston or the the many get togethers we had in between. I am left speechless and at a loss for words over Garys passing. Deb, Ben, Brian you all have my deepest condolences at the passing of such an extraordinary man.
Much love to you all
- Scott Hampton

Judy Mosely

June 27, 2019

Debbie,
My heart is so sad. I love you and Garry and have so many fond memories. I cannot believe he is gone. Chuck and I are so thankful for yours and Garry’s friendship through all these years. We will treasure it always!
Our prayers are with you and we pray God’s Comfort and Peace be with you and your family. I am sorry that I am not able to be there but so glad that Chuck will be.
My love to you and your family,
Judy

Chuck Jackson

June 25, 2019

One of my favorite basketball teammates at Burges High School. Rest In Peace Garry.

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