John E. Howell Sr., born in Mesa Arizona, June 16, 1931, died Feb. 6 2008.
He was a combat veteran of the Korean War.
He and his wife Barbara D. Howell had two children, John E. Howell Jr., and DeAun Fernau. He retired from Palo Verde Power Plant and then opened a successful balloon and gift store, "A Bubbleing Smile" with his wife.
The couple eventually retired to Payson.
He is survived by his wife Barbara D. Howell, his son John E. Howell Jr., with wife Linda and two children Victoria and Jared, and his daughter DeAun Fernau, husband Mitch Fernau, two children Tammy and Dawn, plus one great grandchild, Cody.
Services will be held at noon, Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 913 S. Ponderosa, Payson.