Howard August BORN

November 11, 1936November 15, 2021

Howard Born, a resident of Riverside for 64 years, died on Monday, November 15 at the age of 85. Howard was born in Chicago, IL to Helen and Howard Born and had one older sister, Audrey (Ksepka.) Howard came to CA at the age of 16 and attended Chaffey High School in Ontario where he met high school sweetheart and future wife, Carol. They were married for 63 years at the time of her passing in January 2021.

After high school, Howard became an embalmer’s apprentice at Acheson and Graham Mortuary in Riverside while attending the CA College of Mortuary Science in Los Angeles, graduating in 1959 and then hiring on as a licensed embalmer. He became a partner in the business in 1964 and remained there until 1990. He finished his career working at Weaver Mortuary in Beaumont, retiring in 1998.

Over the years, Howard served his local community as a board member for Salvation Army, Arlington Chamber of Commerce, Founder’s Club of Riverside Community Hospital and was active in multiple Rotary Clubs. Howard was a devoted Mason. At Evergreen Masonic Lodge, he served as an Officer’s Coach, Master in 1979 and 2006, and District Inspector in 1985 and 2000. He also served the Grand Lodge of California as Grand Standard Bearer in 1989 and Grand Marshal in 2003. He was honored to receive the Hiram Award in 2002. Howard was an avid hunter, gun enthusiast and a fan of building and flying radio-controlled airplanes. Howard and Carol were long time members of Calvary Presbyterian Church.

Howard is survived by his son Jeff Born (Vicky); daughter Sharon Elliott (Cory); grandchildren Greg Born (Rachel); Melissa Freestone (Jared); Ryan Elliott and Dana Bower (Austen); and six great-grandchildren: Sophie, Isla, Ellie, Olivia, Sam and Johnny.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, December 13th at 11 AM at Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside.


13 December

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Olivewood Memorial Park

3300 Central Ave
Riverside, CA 92506


Howard August BORN

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