Arthur Frances Howell

August 13, 1944 - July 02, 2014

Arthur Frances Howell

August 13, 1944 - July 02, 2014


Resident of Bellingham, WA. and Lummi Nation Member

Arthur Howell died July 2, 2014 9:55 am at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Arthur was born in Bellingham, Washington to parents Robert B and Bertha Kwina Howell, along with three brothers and three sisters. He grew up on the Lummi Reservation and graduated from Ferndale High School. He traveled many places, but always considered Lummi his home. During his travels he worked numerous jobs ranging from welder to casino dealer. Arthur came back home to Lummi where he brightened everyone’s days with his stories of traveling and his rebirth as a born again Christian.

Arthur was preceded in death by his father Robert Howell and his mother Bertha Howell.

He is survived by his daughter Crystal Howell, son Charlie Howell, sister Barbara Howell, cousins Amanda Peters, Marilyn McDougal, James & Debbie Noland, Tony Ramirez, Al, Ron & Floyd Noland , & many more nieces and nephews.

Farewell Tribute Information

A prayer service will be held Sunday July 6, 2014 @ 7pm and a funeral service Monday July 7, 2014 @ 10am – both services will be held at the Wexliem Community Building. Final resting place is Lummi Cemetery.

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2 responses to Arthur Frances Howell

  1. Paul Roberts says:

    I met Artie while he was attending Northwest Indian College. He come in the college bookstore and get coffee. He always was friendly and had a big smile. RIP Artie!

  2. Diana Dixon says:

    Arthur Francis Howell “Artie” and I were married in Reno NV and again at St. Ignatius Catholic Church. We shared a beautiful life. We traveled after retirement. Living in Houston TX and in Jonesboro AR where he was Asst Mngr at KMart. He loved Graceland where we went every day off. He enjoyed the casinos in Tunica MI. Returning to Lummi he attended NWIC achieving a 3.68 gpa. Many deaths in his family realizing he and sister Barbara were the survivors of a large family. Preceding him was brothers Henry, Robert, Richard and John. Sisters Maydean and Colleen. He received five of the seven sacraments Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation were here in Lummi. Marriage in St. Ignatius, the Last Rites administered by Father Khan in St. Joseph’s Hospital where he silently passed to the other side. My love goes with him into eternity. Condolences to the Howell family Barbara, Charles, Crystal, Gordon, Danny, Henry, Carl, Michael, David and Colleen.

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