Steve Howard died on March 3, 2023, at age 71. Steve was born to Leonard I. Howard and Shirley Anne Morris on August 14, 1951, in Lone Pine, California. He was the eldest of four children.
Steve graduated from Chatsworth High School in 1969. Steve served in the U.S. Army from June 1971-June 1973. He was an MP K-9 handler.
Steve had various jobs during his early life including working for the Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power, the Los Angeles Times, and Bekins Van Lines.
Steve moved to Fallon, Nevada in 1986 and worked for A & K Earthmovers as a heavy equipment operator for about 25 years. Steve also worked at Northern Nevada Veteran’s Cemetery and Wal-Mart. Steve married Derby in 1993 and together they helped raise four of her grandchildren.
Steve loved the beach and all things nautical. Steve was a wonderful cook and loved to barbecue. Steve liked to work on house projects and was a talented woodworker. His father Leonard, nephew Timothy, sister Jean, mother Shirley, and wife Derby preceded Steve in death.
Steve is survived by brother Paul [Leanne] Howard, sister Christine [Richard] Miller, many cousins, three stepchildren, and numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Smith Family Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Services for Steve will be held on March 22, 2023, at 11 a.m. at the Northern Nevada Veteran’s Cemetery in Fernley, Nevada.
Missing my friend Leo 💜