Charles Benjamen Howell

February 15, 1942February 19, 2013
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Charles Benjamen Howell 1942 ~ 2013

Our Hero, Charles Howell, passed away Tuesday February 19th surrounded by his devoted family and friends. Chuck was born in Lansing, MI on February 15, 1942 to Madeline and Howard Howell. He shared his childhood with three siblings Peggy, Howard and Barbara. A man of many nick-names, Charlie touched the lives of everyone he met. Charles never hesitated to lend a helping hand and will always be remembered as a very generous man. He was fascinated by the world and wanted to learn as much as he could about it. Serving his country proudly in the United States Marine Corp. he was able to travel and explore many parts of the world. Charlie has always been a hard worker dedicating over 40 years to the Union Pacific Rail Road. During that time he met several of his lifelong friends. Family was the most important thing to him. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Mary Jo Howell, his sister Peggy McMillan his nieces and nephews residing in Michigan, his children; Deborah and Raymond Josley, Anthony Howell, Victoria and Lynn Hauserman, Peggy and Stephen Berger, and twins Gerald Howell, and Carrie Howell, as well as 13 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. The family wishes to express their heart-felt gratitude to Dr. James C. Stringham and the entire ICU staff at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center for their compassion and dedication in the care of our father in his final days. Charles will be missed by all that knew him. Services will be held Friday February 22nd at 1:00 PM at Valley View Memorial Park located at 4335 W. 4100 S. West Valley City, UT. A viewing will be held prior to the services starting at 12:00 PM.


  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 22, 2013

Charles Benjamen Howell

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Kristen Garcia

March 9, 2013

You are in our blessings

Chris Birch

February 22, 2013

What a sad loss. You raised two of the best daughters that are great friends to me. I know they loved you very much.

February 21, 2013

Dear Mary and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss and will miss our friend greatly. He was truly a great person and touched our lives immensely.
Frank and Kris Strelich

Melissa Chavez

February 21, 2013

Howell family,

I am deeply saddened for your loss. I will miss seeing Charles doing yard work and smiling at Peggys home. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

page strelich

February 21, 2013

We are saddened by the loss a great man, but look back at all the great memories and laughter that Charlie brought to us with great appreciation. He'll be missed page and brook strelich.

Bill & Ann Lamoreaux

February 21, 2013

Dear Mary and family,
We are saddened by the death of your husband and father at this time. We had some good times with both Charles and Mary. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this time.

February 21, 2013

I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. It was obvious what a great man Charles was from the love and admiration he had from great people in his life. May you all find comfort during this difficult time. ~ Andy ICU Nurse Salt Lake Regional Medical Center

Mike and Terrie Dority

February 21, 2013

Enjoyed knowing and working with Charlie for many years. He would brighten a room just by walking in. Mary, so sorry for your loss.

Shelby Straup

February 21, 2013

Mary and family,
I am sorry about the lose of such a great spirited man. I am very honored to have had the chance to share some great times with such a man with a warm heart full of so much love and gratitude to share with many. May each of you be honored to have such a great man in your lives!
I will miss him greatly. Thoughts/prayers out to all of you.
CHARLIE: Catch the big fish in Strawberry like you wanted! Fish on!!!