Howard Slade |

Howard Slade

Private family services for Howard P. Slade of Nevada City will be conducted at a later date.

Mr. Slade died Thursday, Sept. 30. He was 88.

He was born Aug. 28, 1916, in Webb City, Mo., to Frank and Ethel (Harris) Slade. He was one of nine children and was raised in Leadwood, Mo. He worked for an electrical company in Indianapolis, Ill. He married Margaret Paton in 1937 in St. Louis, Mo. They moved to Vallejo and then to the Marine County area in 1944, where he worked as a transportation driver for Greyhound Lines and Golden Gate Transportation. They moved to Nevada County in 1972, and he continued to work in transportation as a driver for the Nevada Union High School District until his retirement. He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Marin County. He enjoyed square dancing and tinkering around the home.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Margaret Slade of Nevada City; son, Jack Slade of Novato; daughters Patricia Austin of Browns Valley, Carolyn Martinez of Rohnert Park and Peggy Dorsey of Browns Valley; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his siblings and a granddaughter.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

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