Sept. 8, 1919 – Jan. 22, 2019
Howard A. Holton, 99, passed away January 22, 2019 at the home of his son Gary (Leni) Holton in Sheridan, OR. He was born September 8, 1919 in the Taft area of Lincoln City to J.L. and Hilda Holton.
Howard attended the Daisy Dell and Taft Grade schools, graduating in 1937 from Taft High School. After high school, he stayed to help on the family’s dairy farm. He married Katherine R. Webster in 1942. They celebrated 66 years of marriage prior to her passing. While on the farm, son Gary was born in 1944, daughter Patricia in 1946 and son Robert (Bobby) in 1950. After selling the dairy farm cows, he raised beef cattle and worked and retired from the Oregon Dept. of Forestry.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents J.L. and Hilda Holton, wife Katherine, daughter Patricia Drayton and son Robert. Also, his sister Inez Fulgium and brother Francis Holton.
Survivors include son Gary (Leni), son-in-law James Drayton, daughter-in-law Theresa Holton, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren.
Honoring his request, there will be no public service. However, there will be a family graveside gathering in the future.
We would especially like to thank Willamette Valley Hospice for helping us and Howard during his final days.