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William Howell

William Thomas Howell, 72, of Davis passed away Saturday, July 21, 2007 at his home. He had been an area resident for 22 years.

Bill was born February 23, 1935 in Hollywood, California to Clarence and Alice Howell. He grew up in Lakeport, California and owned a ranch for many years. Bill was a life member of the Lake County Historical Society and avidly read all of the history. As a youth, Bill was an outdoorsman. He served in the U.S. Air Force and taught survival training in the Sierras out side of Reno, Nevada. Bill clearly loved his little black and tan doxie, Sammy and the love was returned two fold.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Diane May Howell; sons: Carey (Jennifer) Howell and Robert (Leticia) Howell; step-sons: Frank (Lei) Bowen and Robert Bowen; grandsons: Matthew, Christopher and Andrew Howell and granddaughter, Jessica Howell.

Memorial services will be held Friday, August 3, 2007 at 10:00 A.M. at Wiscombes Davis Funeral Chapel, 116 D Street with Pastor Tom Norvell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Bills memory to Soroptimist International of Greater Davis Memorial Fund, American Red Cross, Yolo County Chapter Disaster Relief or American Heart Association.

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Diane, Carey, and Rob, I was lucky to be able to share time with Bill and Aunt Alice at his beloved ranch. He was always warm, generous, and clearly happy doing the things he loved; working outside and being with family. I know you will miss him dearly. We will miss him too. Sending lots of love, Linda and family

Linda Duvanich Scott Aug 2 2007 12:00 AM

Dear Diane and children, We feel sad for your loss which is a loss for all of us who cared for Bill. You were very much missed at the reunion . A toast was given and memories shared. Love, Allan and Ann

Dr and Mrs Allan Redeker Aug 1 2007 12:00 AM

We will certainly miss Bill at our family reunions and send our sympathy to Diane, Carey, Robert, and family.

Jo Wohlenberg & Flynn Heer Jul 31 2007 12:00 AM

Diane, Pat, Joleen and I are making a donation in Bill's name to the Soroptimist International of Greater Davis Memorial fund. Love, Larry

Larry Johnsen Jul 30 2007 12:00 AM

Bill was larger than life, sitting there at family reunions, in his trademark suspenders, telling us great stories of past adventures, with a smile and wink. Bill made us feel warm and invited, and for that we will miss him dearly. All of our love and prayers, Dennis and Liz

Dennis and Liz Crupi Jul 30 2007 12:00 AM

My son T.J. and I are saddened with Bill's passing. We want you to know that you are in our thoughts and our prayers.

Mary Wohlenberg Pennino Jul 29 2007 12:00 AM

Our Sincere condolence.

Billv & Sue Siedschlag Jul 29 2007 12:00 AM