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Sept. 29, 1942 – Aug. 18, 2019
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Howard Lyle Elwess 76, passed away peacefully at his home in Depot Bay, Oregon on Aug 18, 2019 surrounded by his family. Howard was born September 29, 1942 in Bassett, Nebraska, the 11th of 14 children, son of the late Adam Leonard and Hulda (Reeves) Elwess. Howard attended Oakdale High School. He later met and married Mary Alma Sill, together raising five children during their 20 year marriage.
A resident of Oakdale for over 45 years, he spent the last four years living in Depot Bay, Oregon with his beloved fiancée experiencing new adventures and making new friends. Howard was a dairyman most of his life but spent the last 25 years managing an Aquatic Lumbriculidae (black worm) Farm. He was a devoted father, proud of his children, passionate about his love of sports, and was himself, a beloved baseball coach for many years with the Oakdale Baseball Association. His favorite pastime was spent in the support of the Oakdale High School football and baseball programs, closely following the team stats and the players throughout the years and continuing to attend many of the games.
He was loved and admired for his integrity, values and work ethic. He is and will be deeply missed by family, friends and all who knew him. Howard is survived by five children: Howard Elwess Jr. (Sheri) of Oakdale, Rachelle Elwess Fink (Art) of Roseville, Lisa Elwess Stroud (Chris), Michael Elwess and Stephen Elwess, all of Sacramento, nine grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and his fiancée, Eileen New of Depot Bay, Oregon.
Additionally he is also survived by six siblings: Vera Franck, Connie Colson, Dixie-Dianne Mooney, Douglas Elwess, Sam Elwess and David Elwess along with numerous nieces, nephews and many cousins. A celebration of Life for Howard is to be held at a later date.
The Oakdale (Calif.) Leader

Oct. 2, 2019