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In Memoriam: Orey (Buck) Alan Howell (July 19, 1940 – April 5, 2023)

Preceded in death by his parents, Willard and rose Howell, and his sister Karen Larsen.

Survived by sisters Annie (Roger) Springer, Ellen Allen and Patty King, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins, and many friends.

Buck was born in Astoria and grew up in the North Santiam Canyon area, attending schools in Gates and Mill City. He spent most of his life working in the woods in the Canyon. He liked to hunt and fish, and enjoyed riding his motorcycle. He played guitar and sang, enjoying sharing time with many friends.

He was a member of Gates Community Church of Christ, and his favorite activities were the many potlucks he attended. He enjoyed time with family and playing Bingo with fellow patients at the care center in later years.

Buck’s funeral will be April 29, 1:00pm, at Gates Community Church Please join us for a potluck to follow in Fellowship Hall.

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