ARLEE – Joshua P. “Joshie” Howard, 13, passed away Tuesday, March 23, 2010, at Community Medical Center in Missoula from complications from diabetes.
Josh was born June 5, 1996, in Missoula to Angel and Matt Howard Sr. (BigSam). Raised on the Flathead Reservation, Josh was currently attending Charlo Middle School.
Josh enjoyed hunting, fishing and being with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by brother, Stephen Howard; uncle, Joe Howard; Auntie Traci Hernandez; and Grandma Lou Oldhorn.
He leaves behind his parents, Matt (BigSam) and Angel; his siblings, Kathy, Robert (Suset and Robert), Matt-Matt, Jeremiah and Kaileen; grandmothers, Linda Weaselhead and Linda Howard; grandfathers, Earl P. Matt Sr. and Dallas Howard Sr.; aunt, Marie and uncle Eli Diaz and their children Amias, Kailana, Stanley, Eliana and Sarai; uncles, Pat Matt Jr., Tonka Howard, John Matt, (Caroline TalksDifferent and baby Lillian Howard); foster parents, Justin and Jane Orr; and many loving and caring family members.
A wake is being held at the Arlee Community Center were the Rosary is being recited at 8 p.m. Friday, March 26. Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, in the Arlee Community Center, with burial following in the Jocko Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the JDRF in honor of Joshua Howard.