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Chester Jay Howard, age 77, of Everett, WA, formerly of St. Johnsbury, VT, passed away February 26, 2018, after a short battle with cancer.
Chester, “Chet”, was born in Waterford, VT, on November 8, 1940, son to the late Chester and Rita (Stuart) Howard. He was raised and educated in St. Johnsbury grade school and the Trade school. He served time in the United States Navy for four years, from 1957 to 1961.
He married Lynn Salo in 1969.
Chet enjoyed music, playing his guitar and singing with family and friends. He enjoyed entertaining and would perform for the retirement community. He enjoyed BBQ with friends and family. He also enjoyed traveling and loved going on cruise ships. He even took his mother on a surprise cruise. He laughed because she was afraid of water and didn’t want to go, but enjoyed it a lot after she went. Chet loved going on rides at the fair and eating good food.
Chet is survived by his wife: Lynn of Everett, WA; five children: Debra Mills of Maine, Ken Howard of New Hampshire, Tracey Howard of Washington, Tammy Krietz of Pennsylvania, and Travis Howard of Washington; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren: Jayden Howard and Tori Howard of Washington; Eric Mills and wife, Jill, of Maine; Jessica Mills and her children, great-grandchildren, Katelynn Tyler and Thomas Brown, of Maine; Danny Howard and wife, Jennifer, and their children, great-grandchildren, Darren and Oliver, of Maine; Kelly Wagner and husband, Christopher, and their daughter, great-grandchild, Savannah Rose, of Florida; Brittaney Howard, Keanu Howard, and Karissa Krietz, all of Pennsylvania; two brothers: Ron Howard and wife, Maybelle, of New Hampshire, and Terry Howard and wife, Rachel, of Florida; one sister: Teala Hooker and husband, Leslie, of Vermont.
He was predeceased by his parents: Rita and Chester Howard; sister: Wanda Langmaid; daughter: Teresa Mathers; granddaughter: Kyrsten; and nieces: Robin Howard and Michelle Heigert.
He enjoyed family roots, parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncle, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Services were conducted in Washington at the time of Chet’s death.