Rick Howard

Buckley resident Rick Howard died Nov. 27, 2015, in Seattle. He was 68.

He was born Nov. 4, 1947, in Puyallup. He retired from Weyerhaeuser after 35 years as a millwright. He loved watching sports, playing baseball and bowling and is remembered as a devoted father and grandfather.

He is survived by son Dan Howard and wife Jennifer of Buckley; daughter Alison Smallbeck and husband Scott of Buckley; sisters Helen Kramlich and husband Stuart of Groveland, Fla., Rebecca Colson and husband Russ of Puyallup, Eunice Zeilstra of Lacey, Wash., Barbara Howard of Auburn, Wash., Joyce Crosier and husband Larry of Yuba City, Calif., and Marge Strong of Wenatchee, Wash.; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother Merle Davidson, sisters Wanita Taylor and Merlla Randolph and brother Ron Howard.

Arrangements are by Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley. All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

A service will take place at a later date.