James Milton Howe, 72, of Paso Robles, died peacefully on the 16th. November 2020 under the care of the Hospice and surrounded by his family.
James was born on the 5th. May 1948 in San Jose, California, son of John Howe and Geraldine Reynolds. Jim grew up in the Bay Area, at St. Mary’s Elementary School. Lucy’s and Bellarmine Preparatory High School. He was the eldest of five children, with three brothers and a sister.
Jim attended the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he earned a BA in Anthropology and History and an education degree. It was in Santa Barbara that he met the love of his life, Beverly Clemente. They got married on the 27th. June 1970.
Throughout his career, Jim has taught grades three to six. He started as a teacher at Brandon High School in Goleta, California, and stayed there for nine years. After moving to Paso Robles in 1980, Jim continued his educational career at Winifred Pifer, Georgia Brown and Pat Butler Elementary Schools in Paso Robles. After many lasting friendships with colleagues and touching the lives of over 1,000 students, he retired in 2008 after 37 years of teaching.
Jim and Bev have been active in the Paso Robles community for 40 years. In 1984 they became a member of the Clipper Club, where they met at monthly meetings. Jim also played a monthly poker game with the same group of boys for 38 years. Jim and Bev went to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Rose, where Jim was involved with the Knights of Columbus, and participated in a weekly religious book group with close friends.
Jim had his feet on the ground and found happiness in small moments. He liked to spend time with Bev and their three children, Amy, Paul and Tim. He loved playing board games and card games. He loved the outdoors, the beautiful views and the car rides. Passionate about sports, he loved all the teams in the Bay Area and always applauded the underdogs.
Everyone who knew Jim said he was one of the nicest people he ever met. He will be remembered as sincere, intelligent, funny, attentive and gentle. He taught others that there is beauty in simple things.
Jim and Bev recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Marriage anniversary at home with their children and grandchildren.
Jim is survived by his wife, Bev Howe of Paso Robles, his daughter, Amy (Russell) Baker of Paso Robles, his son, Paul Howe of Paso Robles, his son, Tim (Carrie) Howe of San Francisco, and his grandchildren, Amelia Baker and Kevin Howe of Paso Robles.
He also leaves behind his three younger brothers, Paul, Jack and Michael Howe and their families. He was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Margaret Howe.
In accordance with COWID mandates, at 18. In December a private funeral service is held in Paso Robles. In the future there will be a public celebration of life.
Instead of flowers, the family requests donations from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) at www.jdrf.org or the Paso Robles Educational Alliance (PREA) at www.goprea.org.
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