Walter H. Howell

Walter H. Howell, 93, passed away on July 4, in Houston, TX. He was born on June 8, 1928 in New York City to Walter H. Howell, Sr. and Lillian Van Vranken Phillips. Walt is survived by: his loving wife of 63 years, Mary Ann; daughters, Tracey Howell and Teresa Howell Saxton (Steve); grandchildren, Brent and Sadie Saxton and numerous family members and friends. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College. He worked as a chemical engineer for Koppers Company, Sinclair Koppers, Arco Polymers, Aristech, and ExxonMobil. He was a veteran of the the US Army. He had a passion for travel and nature, and he loved exploring the National and State Parks with his extended family. He enjoyed the great outdoors, a good history book and the fellowship of his family and close friends. A memorial service will be held on Friday, August 20 at 11:00am at Clear Lake United Methodist Church, 16335 El Camino Real Houston, TX 77062. In lieu of flowers those wishing to make a memorial donation in Walt’s memory may do so to Bay Area Meals on Wheels (14045 Space Center Blvd, Houston, TX 77062). or to Crossroads at Clear Lake United Methodist Church (16335 El Camino Real, Houston, TX 77962).


  1. Dear Ann and family,
    I’m saddened to receive this news of Walt’s
    passing. My heart aches for you. Walt always greeted me
    with a big warm smile and kind hello. That always made
    my day! May God comfort and bless you all during
    this most difficult time, and the days which follow.
    Peace and love,
    Roxy Cheatham

    Roxy Cheatham
  2. Dear Ann…Walt was such a force of nature and a true gentleman.. His greetings were always warm and sincere. He will be missed by many…Prayers for you and your family..

    Judy Ankney
  3. I loved Walt. He was so young at heart , just an all round nice guy. I loved talking to him after class because nine times out of ten he agreed with my views. lol He and Ann sent me a nice note during the worst of COVID-19 and I regret that I never answered it. Just so you know Walt I appreciated that note. I asked God to go easy on you and I am more than sure He will honor my request .Your Sunday School friend , Betsy

    Betsy Boddeker

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