Howard Adrian Toews

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Howard Adrian Toews, 84, known by most as "Howie," died Aug. 12, 2007 in Payson.

He was born July 27, 1923 in Washington, D.C. to Gustav and Lillian Toews.

Mr. Toews served in the U.S. Navy as a mechanical engineer from 1943-1946, earning numerous medals. "Howie" made his way to Payson in the early 1990s and was a familiar face at the Payson Longhorns sporting events, especially wrestling. He was often seen riding his three-wheel bike around town.

He is survived by his "adopted granddaughter" Dawn Guerrero and his greatest friend Diane Ruman.

Family members preceding him in death were the love of his life, Lilly (Hall) Toews, his beloved parents Gustav and Lillian, and his siblings Shirley, Dolores, Lorraine, and Quinton.

No services will be held.

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