CARBONVILLE - Our loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend, Harvey Pete Howard, age 76, passed away peacefully Jan. 31, 2011 at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family, after battling diabetes for many years.
He was born in his grandpa Howard's house in Huntington on Jan. 25, 1935 to Robert Harvey and Florence Douglas Howard.
Married Darlene Carlson the love of his life, March 1,1966. She died Dec. 27, 2010.
He loved and supported his children's enthusiam for sports by attending all of their games. Everything he touched turned to gold.
Pete supported his family, first, when they lived in Montana. He was recognized for his meticulous, skillful heavy equipment operation. He then worked within the logging industry, finally retiring from Price River Coal Company #8622.
Pete made hundreds of friends selling home-grown vegetables, specializing in tomatoes. He cherished those friendships.
He was a warm, kindhearted man who will be deeply missed by his children and grandchildren. He was everybody's hero.
Dad's motto was: If you apply yourself, you can accomplish anything and with hard work you can have everything.
Survived by his daughter, Jenai Davis, Price; son, John Michael Howard, Ferron; brothers, James (Beverly) Howard; Doug (Karlene) Carter; grandchildren, Matthew, Heather, Daniel, Erica, Jonathan, Michelene; great grandson, Jaxton; many loving nieces, nephews, and a community of friends.
Preceded in death by his loving wife; parents; sons, Matthew and Eric Howard, sister Dovelene and Fred Basso, daughter-in-law, Edith Howard.
Graveside Service, Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, 1 p.m. Mt. View Cemetery, Helper. Family will receive friends Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome to share memories of Pete online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.