Howard “Hap” Carlos Lindsey

Howard “Hap” Carlos Lindsey, 76, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away March 19 in Galveston TX.  Howard was born April 24, 1941, in Columbus GA.  Most of his younger years were spent in Italy and Germany where his father was posted after WWII.  He graduated from the University of Florida in 1964 and started work in the space program at Cape Canaveral as a mathematician.  Howard worked for various NASA contractors, including Singer-Link and Ford Aerospace, from Gemini through the start of the Shuttle program.

Howard received his MS in Accounting at UHCL and completed doctoral studies in Accounting Information Systems at the University of Houston.  He taught at UH and at HBU and was proud that he always received high marks from his students.  A man of many talents and interests, he was a voracious reader; a member of the Master Naturalists and Master Gardeners; loved politics, playing Bridge, researching off-the-wall topics and developing technical investment strategies; and made life-long friends playing racquetball.

Howard was preceded in death by his parents Howard S. and Lorene Sutton Lindsey and his brother Jim Lindsey. He leaves behind his devoted wife of 38 years Jane Murtishaw, sons James (Jennifer) and Mike (Debi), grandchildren Logan and Kristen and sister Iris Gail Gardner (Gary).

A Celebration of Howard’s life will be held at a later date.


  1. I have always known Howard as “Hap” and will miss his smile, stories and love for family. He always took time for a hug and asking about how you were doing in life.
    I am thankful for the privilege of having known him and Norman truly like him. We will miss you.

    Thank you from your niece for showing an interest in my life!
    Many blessings and love to Jane, James, Jennifer, Mike, Debi, Logan, Kristen and Gail.

    Cheryl McNeil

    Cheryl McNeil
  2. Jane,
    I heard about your husband’s passing at Pilates. What a catastrophic year it has been Harvey, your house and now your husband. My sincerest condolences on his passing. Sending prayers and positive energy your way!

    Margaret Cussen

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