Harvie L. Howes, age 85, of Miles City passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Friendship Villa in Miles City.
Harvie was born on August 10, 1928 in Stutsman County, North Dakota to Elum and Alice Howes and grew up near Crystal Springs, North Dakota. After serving in the Army during the Korean War, Harvie moved to Miles City and married Shirley Valenta from Dickey, North Dakota and remained in Miles City for the rest of his life. Harvie worked for Peavey and Production Credit Association at the time of his retirement. He enjoyed meeting with the farmer and ranchers and spending time reviewing their agricultural operations. He was a craftsman woodworker and restored many old wagons back to the original beauty. He also enjoyed painting and doing crafts with his granddaughter.
Harvie was preceded in death by his wife Shirley and parents. He is survived by his daughter Debbie and son-in-law JD of Bozeman and granddaughter Kacie in Anchorage, AK, sisters Evonne Weikum of Bismarck, North Dakota and Geraldine Briese of Jamestown, North Dakota, several nieces and nephews and good friends Dale and Doris Thibault in Miles City.
Harvie was living at the Friendship Villa at the time of his passing and his family thanks everyone there and a special thank you to the Thibault.
Services will be held in April. Further announcements will be made when dates are set. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the arrangements.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Friendship Villa, 1242 South Strevell, Miles City, MT 59301.