Thomas Victor Howe

Thomas Victor Howe, 76, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Kaseman Hospice in Albuquerque, N.M. Mr. Howe lived in Dulce, N.M.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2012, at Hood Mortuary Chapel in Durango and visitation will occur prior to services from 9 to 10 a.m. Cremation will follow services at Hood Mortuary Crematory.

Mr. Howe was born Feb. 22, 1936, in Ignacio, Colo., the son of Edward and Margaret Howe. He grew up mostly in Ignacio, and also in Towaoc. He enlisted and served in the U.S. Army.

Thomas worked at the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Forestry Division as a custodian and maintenance specialist, and he also worked as an ambulance driver.

Mr. Howe enjoyed hunting, time at the casino, traveling, and visiting his family. He was also a member of the Native American Church.

Thomas is survived by two daughters, Victoria Ann Howe and Thomasina Howe; and a granddaughter, Brittany Iris Begaye, all of Dulce, N.M. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and other family and friends of Dulce, Towaoc, and Ignacio.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Iris Ellen (Montoya) Howe; his parents, Edward and Margaret Howe; and a grandson, Victor Isaiah Howe.