Howel, Leroy Richard: Walking On

Toppenish, Washington 

Funeral services were held for LEROY RICHARD HOWEL, 63, on June 17, at the 1910 Indian Shaker Church east of White Swan, Washington. Interment followed at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in White Swan. LeRoy was born August 12, 1947, in The Dalles, Oregon. He passed away June 14, 2011, at his home in Toppenish.
   
LeRoy grew up with his family in Spearfish, Washington before the family moved to the Toppenish-White Swan area where he attended school in the Mt. Adams School District. He was an enrolled member of the Yakama Nation and a member of the 1910 Indian Shaker Church. LeRoy really enjoyed the outdoors – whether it was hunting, fishing, picking huckleberries or cutting wood. LeRoy was a man of many trades, as seen by his employment. He worked for the Yakama Nation as a carpenter and the Fort Simcoe State Park as a groundskeeper; a welder for Boeing; a mechanic for Husky Gas Station; various self-made projects; and provided a helping hand to the various Shaker Churches in the Yakima Valley and at Muckleshoot. (Yakama Nation Review, June 21, 2011)
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