Life Tributes for the week of 11/19/19

Evelyn Killpack Howarth

Evelyn Killpack Howarth was born June 15, 1926 in Delta, Utah, the fourth of six children of William and Clara Sophia Wintch Killpack. She passed away Oct. 19, 2019 in Delta.

Evelyn grew up in a home where hard work and education were encouraged. She and her brothers and sisters worked in the family service station, pharmacy, motel, and farming businesses, and they all obtained college degrees. As a high school student, she did the daily accounting and banking for her father’s service station.

She learned to fly an airplane and soloed while in high school. She graduated from Delta High School in 1944. She then attended Brigham Young University for one year before transferring to the University of Utah where she received her degree in 1948. She was “Queen of the Engineers” for homecoming.

She married Jack Sperry Howarth on Sept. 4, 1947 in Salt Lake City. After graduation she taught school while Jack finished pharmacy school. They lived for short times in Idaho and Logan, Utah before settling in California in 1953. In 1955 they were flooded out of their Yuba City home on Christmas Eve in a devastating flood that killed some 40 people.

In 1965 the family moved to Susanville, California. Evelyn returned to school in her 40’s to obtain a California Teaching Credential and taught Home Economics at Lassen High School for 15 years.

She was very service minded, participating in the Monticola Club, as a PTA president, as a precinct poll worker, and as a genealogical librarian. She loved gardening, sewing, crossword puzzles, home improvement projects, and spending time with her friends and family.

Evelyn and Jack were blessed with four children, Alan, Alison, Lori, and Carolyn; and 10 grandchildren. Jack passed away in 1995 and she outlived all her siblings and their spouses.

Evelyn is survived by her son, Alan (Valerie) Howarth, of Draper, Utah; and daughters, Alison (Kelley) Shelley, of Monticello, Utah, Lori Howarth, of Corona del Mar, California, and Carolyn Howarth, of Grass Valley, California.

Graveside services were held on Oct. 24, 2019 in Delta, Utah.


Carrie Eleanora (Houghton) Golden

Carrie Eleanora (Houghton) Golden, 95, of Buntingville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at her home. Carrie was born in Westwood on April 16, 1924 to Cyril and Eleanora Houghton. She graduated from Lassen High School with the class of 1942. She was preceded in death by Jim Golden, her husband of 54 years; parents, Cyril and Eleanora Houghton; a brother, Alvin; her Uncle Sarge and Aunt Helen Becvar; and a brother-in-law, John Foster.

She is survived by Ron and Pam Golden, of Craig, Colorado; Jim and Kathy Fogleman, of Grangeville, Idaho; her brothers, Cyril and Vi Houghton, of Paradise, California; a sister, Lorraine Foster, of Bonsall, California; Dan and Donna Houghton, of Chico, California; Fred and Verna Osborn, of Greenville, California; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

During her lifetime Carrie delivered milk for her father’s dairy, was involved with the USO in Herlong during WWII, worked for the County Library System in Herlong and Susanville for many years, was a member of the Lassen County Historical Society and was also the Old Timer of the year in 2012. She was a docent at the museum for many years. If she wasn’t on the job, people would wonder if she was OK. She was also a lifelong member of St. Paul’s where she taught the Sunday school class of the adult “challenged” group.

The family requests that any donations be made in Carrie’s memory to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Chapel Services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Viewing will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be at Janesville Cemetery with a reception at St. Paul’s following the burial.


Death notice

Betty Ann Faulkner

Susanville resident Betty Ann Faulkner died of natural causes Nov. 4, 2019 in Reno, Nevada.

She is survived by her daughter, Janice and Dan DeMeters; son, Stuart and Michele Hunter; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Services are pending at this time.