Howard was born in Clarion, Iowa, to Homer and Ullo McGrath. He attended schools in Clarion and joined the US Air Force after high school. Sisters Virginia and Della precede him and brother Ben resides in Clarion. His children Jim, Linda, and Jill, stepdaughters Jolee and Jaime, and wife Betty Jo survive him. He retired after 30 years from Hughes Aircraft as Computer Programmer. He recently moved to Shingle Springs, CA, to be near family. Howard was known to be a helper to many, his friends, and volunteered at his church for the Lord Jesus he loved. He was loved by many and will be missed for his sweet, caring nature. His interment will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery (VA) in Dixon, CA.
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