Thomas Wilson Howe

July 22, 1944August 23, 2013
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It is time to celebrate Thomas Wilson Howe’s life. He is in heaven fishing on the lake and enjoying eternal life with Irene.

Thomas Wilson Howe was born on July 22, 1944 in Youngstown, OH and was a treasured gift to William Thomas and Eleanor Howe. He passed away on August 23, 2013 at the age of 69. He married Lynne Thomas in 1965 until 1982. They were blessed with two children, Tami Howe born in 1969 and Tricia Howe born in 1971. He then married Irene Nauert in 1983.

Tom attended and graduated from Riverview High School in Sarasota, FL in 1963. He later served in the U.S Navy Reserve on the U.S.S. Strong from 1963 to 1965 as an E-5 radioman second class. Tom attended Valencia Junior College in Orlando, FL and continued his education at St. Edwards and received his bachelor degree in Business Administration in 1979. He worked at IBM from 1965 - 1996 and retired after 31 years. Later he worked as a builder with Lake Ridge Custom Homes.

Tom loved spending time with his family at the lake house on Inks Lake where he enjoyed fishing and boating. He also loved Nascar racing and computer classes. He served as a scout leader and through the years, he taught numerous kids to love water sports and outdoor activities including water skiing and fishing. Tom enjoyed cooking, working in his garden and tackling automotive repairs and home improvements for both himself and others. He was a caregiver to numerous neighbors and enjoyed helping the elderly. His generous heart and out pouring of kindness were evident in the many people he helped throughout his life.

He was survived by his sister Susan Wiegand. His children, Tami Howe and husband Mike, Tricia Weger and husband Donovan, Christopher Nauert and wife Lisa, and Jennifer Graves and husband Curtis. He cherished his many grandchildren, Brandon Page, Steven Page, Megan Howe, Amanda Howe, Haley Weger, Cade Weger, Cole Nauert, Hannah Nauert, Caitlynne Graves and Christina Graves and great-grandchildren Arriana Howe and Matthew Garcia Jr. He left behind many lifelong friends and his sweet dog and companion, Malita.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eleanor Howe and his wife, Irene Howe.

Services will take place on Saturday, September 7th at 10:00 a.m. with visitation for friends and family immediately following services until 1:00 p.m. The services will be held at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. IH 35, Pflugerville, Texas 78660.

In lieu of flowers, all memorial contributions can be made to the American Kidney Fund or the American Cancer Society.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, September 7, 2013
  • Gathering of Family and Friends Saturday, September 7, 2013

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September 9, 2013

Please accept our heartfelt sympathy for the loss you have suffered.
Riverview High School Class of 1963

September 5, 2013

Tom was more than just a friend. He was a part of our family and no one will ever fill his chair at the table. He was the first person I got to know, when we moved to Austin, in 1976. He was our neighbor but quickly became our friend and confidant. We shared happiness and heartbreak and endured life's most difficult challenges. I will never forget the many briskets we smoked and the many tears we cried together. He was the kindest, most considerate man I have ever known. Even when we disagreed - sometimes ademantly, we never stopped being friends and always respected each other. It has always amazed me that so many people relied on him and that he asked so little in return. I will miss him tremendously but he gave me so many great memories that I will never forget him.

Steve Fry

August 30, 2013

We are so sorry for another family loss, but so glad that Tom will be joining Irene on the great lake in heaven. We pray for God's Blessings on them both, and for all the family during this time of sadness, but always remembering Tom's great life while he was with us.

Candace York

August 30, 2013

How sad I was when I learned today of Tom's passing. I worked with both he and Irene years ago and they are both bright spots in my memories. Wonderful colleagues, both of them. Sending warm thoughts winging towards their souls.

Keith Brewer

August 30, 2013

Tom and I worked together for a number of years. I clearly remember the happy time when he and Irene were married. I never met his children but, knowing Tom, he was a great father and grandfather who will be missed.

Jimmy McClaren

August 30, 2013

I want to wish Tom's family my most heart felt sympathy on his passing. Tom and I worked together several years at IBM and he was a great friend. May God Bless you and be with you in these difficult times.

Amanda Howe

August 30, 2013

I know we are all feeling a little bit sad, That we've lost our Papaw, our friend and our dad Together we have cried an ocean of tears As we feel so empty and hold many fears But Papaw would want us to know he's in a good place And that he watching us all with a smile on his face As we have made him so proud, as proud as can be That he has raised such a beautiful and special family.

Love you papaw always and forever in our hearts

Megan Howe

August 29, 2013

As I read this today it made me think of all the good times I had with my grandpa I love and miss hI'm so very much but he will always remain in my heart at times I don't want to believe its real and I catch myself crying sitting in my car listening to whitney houston!! Papaw I miss u and forever u will be in my heart!! Thank u to everyone for all your thoughts and prayers :)

Lynne Ekstrum

August 29, 2013

Tami and Tricia I'm sorry to hear of your loss you will be in my thoughts and prayers

Bena Offield

August 28, 2013

I worked with Irene from early on at IBM and met Tom later through Irene. They were a very sweet couple and I know they are together again in heaven. I wish all the family God's strength to get through their loss.

Bena Offield