Obituary: David Charles Howell |

Obituary: David Charles Howell

David Charles Howell June 21 1941 – October 4, 2018
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June 21, 1941 – October 4, 2018

David graduated from Middlebury College in 1963, and earned a PhD from Tulane University in 1967, He immediately joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Vermont.  David retired in 2002 after 35 years of service as a Full Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology. 

David authored three books that focused on Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, and authored numerous chapters for publications and articles for professional journals. 

After leaving Vermont David and his wife Donna lived in Austin TX, Steamboat Spring CO, and Ivins UT.  While living in Steamboat Springs, David served on the Board of Directors of Yampa River Botanic Park from 2004 – 2010 and provided leadership as Board President from 2005 – 2007. He also served on the Board of Directors of Yampatika from 2004 – 2010.  He was actively involved in the Over the Hill Gang and led many hikes in the area. After moving to Utah, David served on the Board of Directors of the Friends of Snow Canyon and the Desert Arboretum at Kayenta. 

David was not only a gentleman and a scholar; he was a sensitive and caring individual with a wonderful sense of humor. David was an expert skier, avid hiker, mountain biker, and enthusiastic gardener.

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He is survived by his wife, seven children and fourteen grandchildren.  David is deeply missed by his family and friends. 

A Celebration of Life will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 4:00– 6:00 pm at the Trillium House at the Yampa River Botanic Park.  

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