BREA, Calif. – E. L. Phillip “Phil” Howe passed away Friday, May 7, 2010, at his home in Brea, Calif.
His wife is the former Patricia Lynn of Missoula.
Phil was born in Newport, Wash., on March 15, 1933.
He served in the Army from 1953 to 1955. He was employed by IBM for 32 years prior to his retirement in 1991.
He married Pat Lynn on Jan. 17, 1981, at Messiah Lutheran Church in Missoula. The couple resided in Yorba Linda, Calif., until 1998, when they moved to Brea.
Both were active and involved members of Christ Lutheran Church in Brea, where services were held on May 15. Burial was at the National Cemetery in Riverside, Calif., with full military honor guard.
Mr. Howe is survived by his wife, Pat; a son; two daughters; five grandchildren; and many friends.
Tributes may be made to Christ Lutheran Church at 820 W. Imperial Highway, Brea, CA 92821.