Howard, Roy

Roy Howard
Have been held.
Roy C. Howard Sr., 92, of Phoenix, died Friday, April 8, 2005, at Desert Sky Nursing Home in Phoenix.

He was born on Nov, 11, 1912 in Motley County, Texas.

From 1955 until 1997 he was a general contractor in Alamogordo.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Howard; a step-daughter, Vickie Elliott; and a sister, Oleta Horn.

Survivors include a son, Roy C. Howard Jr, of Longmont, Colo.; a daughter, LaVerne Powell (and husband, Harold) of Phoenix; a stepson, Michael Matakas (Debbie) of California; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and four sisters, Lena Pistole of Hobbs, Lois Ranson of Slaton, Texas, Geneva Clubb of San Diego, and Cloie Gillespie of Clovis.

Jim L. Morrow will officiate the services.

Burial will be at Monte Vista Cemetery in Alamogordo.

Visitation is scheduled for 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton-O’Dell Funeral Home in Alamogordo.

Arrangements are by Hamilton-O’Dell Funeral Home of Alamogordo.