Howard Junior Lobe
May 18, 1930 – June 14, 2021
Howard Lobe passed away peacefully in his home on June 14, 2021. He was known as a kind and generous soul. Howard was an avid outdoorsman who loved to fish, hunt, and boat.
Howard was born in Malaga, WA to David T. Lobe and Maggie Faser Lobe. He was one of eight children. He graduated high school in 1949 in Odessa WA. He attended Kinman Business University in Spokane, WA. During the Korean conflict he joined the US Air Force and was stationed at various posts in the US and ST Johns Newfoundland, Canada and studied finance and accounting. His SAC unit was deployed to Thule, Greenland. In 1953 Howard was transferred back to Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane, WA.
After an honorable discharge, Howard met his wife through friends and they were married November 6, 1954. They raised 2 daughters.
Howard's career began at Washington Brick and Lime in Mica, WA, which later became Gladding McBean, and then Interpace. In 1970 he was promoted and transferred to the Seattle area managing several of the masonry yards in WA, OR, and UT. By 1984 he and a small group of employees bought the company. He retired from Interpace as Vice President in 1986 but continued to work post retirement as a partner in building custom homes. He later partnered as a developer of a small residential community in Central WA.
Howard and Doris traveled during their nearly 67 years of marriage to all of the US States, most of Canada, and 48 Countries. His last trip was in 2009 to Israel and his favorite.
In 2019 they sold their home of 23 years in Marysville, WA and move to Garden Court/Morningstar Senior Living of Silver Lake.
Howard is survived by his wife Doris, daughters Barb Gates and Jan Gover, grandson's Rob Gates and Dan Gates, granddaughter Andrea Gates, son-in-law Mark Gover, and grand daughter-in-law Autumn Gates (married to Dan). He also leaves a sister Margaret Green and brothers Gerald Lobe and Bill Waymire, and numerous nieces and nephews
Friday, June 25, 2021