David Howard

David Howard, chef, 37

David A. Howard died Feb. 3, 2002. He was 37 years old.

Mr. Howard was born April 12, 1964, to Harlan and Lyddia Howard in Coronado, Calif.

As the son of a Navy pilot, he and his family traveled throughout his younger years, finally settling in Los Angeles in 1976.

He called California his home until 1995 when he moved to Vashon Island to be closer to his parents, who had moved to Vashon in 1989.

On Vashon he met and married Karen on Aug. 24, 1995. They lived on the island and had two children, Grant A. and Madison L. Howard.

Friends recall he had a strong love of life and enjoyed traveling with his family, skiing with friends and had recently taken up one of his favorite pastimes, bowling. Wednesday nights with the guys were special to him, the family recalls.

Mr. Howard was fortunate enough to make one of his passions his career. He worked as an executive chef and one of his most pleasurable experiences was his time at the Vashon Golf & Country Club, his family says. He talked of it often and many times shared with his wife about the friendships he had made there and the closeness he felt to the community.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Howard, and his two children, Grant and Madison, his parents Harlan and Lyddia Howard, and sister-in-law Kirsten Lindskog and son Jordan Cross, all of Vashon. Survivors also include his sister Deborah Howard, brother Harlan Howard as well as grandmother Alice Stewart, all of California.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Vashon Island Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Saint Judes Children’s Hospital and/or the American Cancer Society.

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