July 30, 2019
Howard Harms, 98, passed peacefully on July 30. He was born in Kansas and served in WWII in the 95th Division, landing on the beaches of Normandy. Howard was an avid antique gun collector and a gunsmith. He retired from Weyerhaeuser after many years as lead electrical troubleshooter.
Howard was preceded in death by wife Doreen; son Dan; brothers Keith, of Shoshone, CA, and Dutch, of Clatskanie, OR. Surviving are a daughter, Shelley (Brian) Martin, of Longview; three grandkids, Angie Meyers, of Castle Rock, Holly (Justin) Terry, of Winlock, and Greg (Erin) Parkison, of Longview; three great-grandkids, Kasen and Kaitlyn Meyers and Riley Parkison; numerous nieces and nephews; and blended family that includes Mike (Kathy) Bates, of Castle Rock.
Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be at Whittle Hubbard Cemetery in Castle Rock on Aug. 17 at 11 a.m. Interment will include his wife Doreen, who passed in 2017. A celebration of life potluck will immediately follow.