Howard Lowell Swantz

Date of birth: September 25 1947

Date of death: March 10 2019

Howard Swantz passed away March 10, 2019, in Aurora, Oregon. He was born September 25, 1947, in Lewiston, Idaho. He grew up in Clarkston, Washington, Great Falls, Montana, Stone Bank, Wisconsin and Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.

After graduating from Arrowhead, High School, Hartland Wisconsin, he attended Waldorf College in Mason City, Iowa and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He went on to get his Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science.

Most of his adult life was spent in the Portland, Oregon area. Throughout his life, his favorite place to be was at his family’s lake cabin near Glacier National Park.

He is sorely missed by family and many friends. A kind and caring person, even to strangers, was his gift, as well as his witty sense of humor. He enjoyed music, art, woodworking, and hiking in forests, mountains and ocean shores.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, Lowell and Gertrude Swantz and is survived by his children Adrianna and Alex, his sisters, Joan, Heidi, Elaine, niece Sarah, nephew Zachary, and his partner Faith.

Arrangements have been made with Crown Memorial.

A memorial service will be held in August at West Glacier, Montana.

Howard’s favorite expression was “There you go now’…..so Howard, THERE YOU GO!

4 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Staff at Crown Memorial Center Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Sarah Lenentine Love you always Howie from Maui

Candle lit by Sarah Lenentine Love you always and forever Howie from Maui

Candle lit by Faith Gabrielson My memories of Howie, will forever be a special gift. We only had a little over 3 years together, but I have known him and his family, my entire life. I feel so many conflicting emotions, love, sorrow, relief, grief, loneliness, tears, and peace, knowing that God has this and I will see him again someday. I know that he is in heaven and having a wonderful and joyous reunion with his parents and other people he has known, that passed on before him. His spirit is free of all the physical and mental burdens that, seemed to be, more than he could bear. He died comfortably at home and his sisters were there to see him, before he died. He was at peace when he left us. Forever in my heart.