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P.W. Howey

Services for P.W. “Wayne” Howey of Grass Valley will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Nevada City chapel of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary. A reception will follow at Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

Mr. Howey died Tuesday, Aug. 10. He was 91.

He was born March 23, 1913, in Oren, Wash. After an early career in the Washington state logging business, Mr. Howey moved to San Diego to work at Consolidated Vultee. He later moved to San Mateo, and began what became a 30-year career as an airplane mechanic and mechanical inspector for United Air Lines. After retiring, He used full architectural plans he had drawn himself to construct his own two-story home in Grass Valley. He was a resident of Grass Valley for 26 years. He was an avid gardener, and an active member of Sierra Kronan Lodge, Vasa Order of America in Roseville, the International Machinists and Aerospace Workers Association and the United Airlines Sacramento Gold Diggers Club.



He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Viola; brother and sister-in-law, Arden and Doris Howey of Spokane, Wash.; daughter and son-in-law, Loretta and Richard Spence of Fremont; son and daughter-in-law, Lester and Karen Howey of Elkton, Md.; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, Robert Spence and Bernee Breen; grandsons Andrew and Jordan Howey of San Jose; granddaughters Lisa Spence of Marina Del Rey, and Kyleen Howey of San Diego; and great grandchildren Connor, Jack and Caroline Spence of Corte Madera.

Memorial contributions may be made to the P.W. Howey Memorial Scholarship Fund as part of the Sierra Kronan Vasa Scholarship program. Mail to Emily Skarr, 11536 Soda Springs Way, Gold River 95670 or call (916) 635-0365.




Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.


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