OBITUARY

Howard Ross Hager

October 15, 1930May 12, 2018
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Howard Ross Hager, age 87, of Kerrville, TX entered into rest on May 12, 2018. Howard was born on October 15, 1930 in Yakima, Washington to Floyd and Dorothy (Harker) Hager. Howard attended Naches High School in Washington, Washington State University, and received an Associates of Arts, from San Antonio College. Howard proudly served in the United States Air Force in 1950 during the Korean conflict and received an Honorable discharge as a Staff Sergeant in 1953. He was a member and ordained Deacon of the Trinity Baptist Church in Kerrville. His lifelong career entailed all aspects of the mapping industry where he worked on field surveys to final map products such as: military maps, nautical, aeronautical and navigational charts, tactical maps, and topographic maps for the government, oil industry, and tax authorities. Howard was well-known as an avid outdoorsman and hunter. He was a charter member and officer of the San Antonio chapter of Ducks Unlimited. He supported the principals of conservation and responsible stewardship of wildlife and waterfowl. Howard was a noted wood carver of decorative duck decoys, winning award ribbons at wildlife shows and festivals. Howard was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Anne (Montgomery) Hager of Kerrville, TX; children, Karen Gayle Evans (Kim Ron) of Comfort, TX, Kathleen Ann Kilgore (Stanton) of Comfort, TX, and Ross Stephen Hager of Schertz, TX; grandchildren, Allison Evans, Colby Evans, Emily Evans, William Kilgore (Khrystyne), Kristen Kilgore, Logan Hager, Carson Hager; great-grandchild Annabeth DeWoody; sister, Marilyn Clark, of Washington; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Pallbearers and honorary pallbearers will be sons-in-law Kim Ron Evans and Stan Kilgore; grandsons, William Kilgore, Colby Evans, Logan Hager, and Carson Hager; Nephews, Steve Guthrie, Stuart Guthrie and Stanley Guthrie. A visitation will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home, 1701 Austin Highway with a Funeral Service to be held at 3:00 pm. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of your choice. Expressions of sympathy can be made at www.sunsetfuneralhomesa.com

  • FAMILY

  • Howard was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Anne (Montgomery) Hager of Kerrville, TX; children, Karen Gayle Evans (Kim Ron) of Comfort, TX, Kathleen Ann Kilgore (Stanton) of Comfort, TX, and Ross Stephen Hager of Schertz, TX; grandchildren, Allison Evans, Colby Evans, Emily Evans, William Kilgore (Khrystyne), Kristen Kilgore, Logan Hager, Carson Hager; great-grandchild Annabeth DeWoody; sister, Marilyn Clark, of Washington; and is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Graveside Service Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Howard Ross Hager

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Jeffry Adams

June 4, 2018

My dad, Howard Adams, was one of Howard Hagars best friends from their time in the Air Force together. Dad passed away a couple of years ago but I know he valued their lifelong friendship and always looked forward to the times that they could talk and catch up. Howard H was a really neat guy and I also enjoyed the times we spent together, both in Texas and when he visited us in Washington.

Offering condolences on the loss of Howard but also recognizing his strong faith and that of the family...

Jeff Adams

Sunrise Baptist Church, Kerrville, Tx

May 19, 2018

The Lord is with you and will comfort
you with tender care and compassion
as you grieve. The Sunrise Baptist
Church family offers loving sympathy
and prayers to you and your loved ones
during these difficult days. If we can
assist you in any way, please contact
us at 830-893-8731. “The Lord has
comforted His people and will have
compassion upon them in their sorrow.”
Isaiah 49:13 (TLB)

John C. Martin

May 17, 2018

Karen & Kathy & Families,
I saw in the Kerrville paper where your Dad had passed away and I certainly wanted to extend my condolences. I of course remember he and your mother when I went to Trinity Baptist in the 80s. (I also enjoyed seeing the pictures of you two with him from that period.) I hope you can take great comfort in knowing that your Dad has now seen the face of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so he has no more problems - no more sorrow, no more strife, no more failing body living in a fallen world. All that has been taken care of for all eternity. And I want encourage you in knowing that you will get to see him again!

Blessings on you and yours in this difficult time.

Your friend in Christ,
John C. Martin
Kerrville

Karen Maddox

May 17, 2018

Dear Anne,
I'm so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. He was a special guy and I remember the fun times we had at our Sunday School parties and playing "42". I was so thankful for Howard when he would pick up Scotty and take him to the Sunday School men's breakfast. That meant a lot to both Scotty and myself!
I love you and am praying for you. This is a hard time, but we know we'll see them "When We All Get to Heaven".

Karen Maddox

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