Obituary: LEWIS, HOWARD

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 9:32 p.m. MDT

Howard Rasband Lewis 11/11/1922 ~ 8/9/2011

Howard Rasband Lewis, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend died peacefully at the age of 88 on August 9, 2011. Born in Park City, Utah, to William John Lewis and Ethel Mae Rasband Lewis, he shortly moved to Provo with his family. Attending Provo Schools, he became student body president, drum major for the marching band, and lettered in baseball. After high school, he served as chief signalman in the US Coast Guard on the battleship USS Tanney during World War II. Following the war, he attended BYU majoring in geology and chemistry. On August 28th, 1948, he married his sweetheart, Carol Houser. While attending school, he worked at Hoover's, selling men's clothing, but was soon hired at US Steel where he worked for 32 years as an industrial engineer at Ironton and Geneva Works, mostly in the Blast Furnace. Howard was a devout member of the LDS Church, and delighted in serving others. He was a beloved bishop of the Orem 13th Ward for six years, served as Elders Quorum President and on the High Council, served two temple missions with his wife in St George Utah, and together they served a temple mission in Washington, D.C. He was baptistry supervisor in the Provo Temple, an assistant scout master, and a primary teacher with his wife. Howard loved golfing, fishing, hunting with friends, camping with family, and traveling with his wife. He always kept up on current events and enjoyed reading the many emails from his friends. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather with a great sense of humor and a tender heart. Howard is survived by his loving wife, Carol Lewis, his children Cynthia L. (Rick) Clark, Orem, Howard (Terry) Lewis, Orem, and Valerie E. (Robert) Louder, Cedar Hills, UT; his sister Carol (Stan) Moore, Orem; thirteen grand-children, and twelve great-grand children. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Wayne, Dean, Wesley, and his sisters Helen Pringle, Clea Rawson, Beth Miller, and Barbara Scott. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 15th at 11:00 a.m. in the Sharon 1st Ward, 541 South 400 East, Orem, UT. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 9:30-10:30 and on Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home in Orem. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.walkerfamilymortuary.com