Michael Van Howes "MyCows" died Tuesday, September 22, 1998, from cancer. He was a great husband, father, son, brother, and friend.

Mike was born April 14, 1956 to Van Lloyd Howes and Carol Madsen Royall in Richfield, Utah. Mike graduated from Cottonwood High School. He served a mission in Pennsylvania. He graduated from SUSC and Pacific Coast Banking School. Mike married Christie Hale on April 2, 1980, in the Salt Lake Temple.Mike is survived by his wife, Christie; and children, Karma, Talia, Adam, and Melissa; parents, Van Howes and Carol Royall; brother, Tony (Gwen) Howes; sister, Linda (Art) Montano; in-laws, Blaine (Yvonne) Hale; siblings, Scott (Pam) Hale, Patti (Dave) Knibbe, Cindy (Chris) Hansen, Jon (Christine) Holbrook, Kit (Yvette) Hale, Kelly (Diane) Hale, Kevin (Carol) Hale, Sue (John) Heath, and Shari (Steve) Young.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 26, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Sandy Granite Stake Center, 2535 East Newcastle Drive (9040 South). Friends may call Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, and at the church on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Interment Grantsville City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Michael Howes Trust Fund at any Zions Bank.

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