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Armand Howell

April 20, 1961 — June 29, 2024

Heber City

Armand John Howell passed away peacefully on June 29, 2024, in his home at the age of 63, surrounded by close family members after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

 Armand John Howell was born the eldest son and child of Mary Ellen Eardley and Perry Lee Howell on April 20, 1961, in Salt Lake City, UT. Armand grew up in Salt Lake City, UT, Southern California, Alhambra, San Gabriel, and primarily in Simi Valley, CA. He attended and graduated from Justin Elementary, Sequoia Jr. High, and Simi Valley High School. At a young age, Armand became a paper route carrier in Simi Valley for The Enterprise Newspaper, then worked in the pineapple fields in Hawaii, Gemco, and Lucky stores. Armand attended Moorpark College and Brigham Young University, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1990. Armand later attended the University of Laverne in Southern California, earning his Juris Doctorate in 1995. Armand worked for Countrywide Home Loans in their legal department over bankruptcy and foreclosures. Armand moved his family to Heber City, UT, in 2003, where he worked for Matheson, Mortenson, Olsen & Jeppson. Lastly, for Halliday, Watkins & Mann, Bankruptcy & Foreclosure Law Firms in Salt Lake City. 

 He met Blanca J. Sánchez in the young adult ward in Simi Valley, and then they married in the Los Angeles Latter-Day Temple on August 7, 1992. Armand always treated his wife with love and respect. They are the parents of 4 sons: Joshua Milan Howell, Jonathan Asti Howell, Jacob Forli Howell & Joseph Napoli Howell. His boys and family meant everything to him.

 Armand was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Armand loved and served an LDS Mission in Milan, Italy, from 1980 to 1982. He also served as a Bishop, Scout Leader, and various other assignments within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to which he was a faithful member before passing away. 

 Armand is survived by his wife and four sons, two daughters-in-law, Iris and Jessica Howell, his granddaughter Maeve Emma Howell, and five siblings: Carmen Howell Pistritto, Robert Howell, Steven Howell, Rebecca Howell, Dan Howell, and parents Mary & Perry Howell. He also leaves behind his two loyal dogs he loved Zeus and Ellie.

 Armand was an avid backpacker and outdoorsman who traveled throughout the mountains of California, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, skiing, and model ship building, was a voracious reader, and was a good neighbor. He enjoyed traveling the world with his wife and family and will miss them dearly while he watches over them until he reunites with them in the coming years. 

 Our family would like to thank our oncologist, Mark A. Lewis, MD, who provided the best care for Armand and his staff, and all the nurses and doctors who have cared for Armand for the past six years. We would also like to thank the Wasatch County Fire Department, Heber 14th Ward, and Rasmussen Mortuary for all their support.

 Funeral Services for Armand Howell will be held on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Heber 14th Ward Chapel (1205 W 650 S, Heber City) followed by a reception from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. at the church.

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

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