Obituary: HOWELL, FLOYD K

Published: Friday, July 25 2014 11:11 a.m. MDT

Floyd K Howell"Uncle Floyd"Floyd K Howell passed away peacefully in his sleep on Oct. 15, 2011. He was born Jan. 3, 1924 in Holladay, UT to Elmer and Myrtle Knight Howell. Floyd graduated from Granite High School in 1942 and was the yearbook editor. He continued to support Granite, helping with school reunions and other functions. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy. He was an active member of the LDS church and served a mission in Hawaii. Floyd married Jean Wayman on Jan. 14, 1949 in the Salt Lake Temple. He graduated from the University of Utah and received a Masters Degree from the University of California at Berkeley. He was an investment advisor and stockbroker in Salt Lake City for 47 years. Floyd had a tremendous love for the Boy Scouts. He received his Eagle in 1938 and served as a scout leader for many years. He was awarded the Silver Beaver in 1972. He was active in scouting at the Federal Heights Ward. During this time he was responsible for over a hundred boys achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He was loved by all the youth who fondly remembered him as "Uncle Floyd." He is survived by his wife and five children: Shirley Foerster (Gert), Mark Howell (Christine), Mary Cox (David Gosse), Bonnie Jahries (Walt), and Ann Hadfield (Steve). He has 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren. Those who knew him will always be influenced by his love and valiant example. He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings. The family would like to thank Sunrise Assisted Living in Sandy and Good Shepherd Hospice for the love, respect, and care they showed our Father.Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, 12:00 p.m. at the Federal Heights Ward, 1300 E. Fairfax Road, Salt Lake City, UT with a viewing Saturday from 10:30-11:45 at the church prior to the service. Interment in the Holladay Memorial Park. Eagle Scouts are welcome to wear their neckerchiefs. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LDS Church Missionary Fund or the Great Salt Lake Council Boy Scouts of America. The family welcomes your stories and memories of Floyd at www.larkincares.com.