Vaughn Ray Howland, 61, of Pendleton, Oregon, surrounded by loved ones, passed away from a devastating brain injury on July 13, 2017, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash.
He was born January 20, 1956, in Pendleton, Oregon, to Alford C. and Mabel (Petron) Howland, and with brief moves to Minnesota and Hermiston, has resided in Pendleton since 1968.
A 1974 graduate from Pendleton High School, he served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army from 1975-1978. Following his enlistment he worked as a security guard at the Umatilla Army Depot, and then worked as a satellite installer for Ray Dusenberry Satellite until his death.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Castro Howland of Pendleton and her son Michael Katz of Minot, North Dakota. He is also survived by his first wife Rebecca Getchell Wolfe and their child, his only child, a daughter, Corissa Lynn Howland and her son, his beloved grandson James, all of Milton-Freewater, and his sisters Shirley Wick of Baker City, Linda Wagner and Merielle Bernier and brother Rick Howland, all of Pendleton, Oregon, as well as a large, extended, blended family
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, both stepparents and a brother, Albert Howland of Hermiston.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, July 29, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Bethel First Assembly of God Church, 1109 Airport Road, Pendleton, Oregon. Attendees are requested to wear shades of blue, which was his favorite color.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made directly to Burns Mortuary of Pendleton to assist with costs.
Brother, Father, Husband, Friend, You Will Be Loved and Missed Evermore.