Howard S. Lukenbill, 63, passed away December 18, 2007. He is survived by his brother, William 'Bill' (Judy) Lukenbill of Pueblo; nieces, Lauren and Jennifer Lukenbill of California; grandniece, Alyssa J. Lukenbill; and a host of friends and 'church and barbershop family.' He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard O. and Thelma I. Lukenbill. Howard was born in Pueblo on July 20, 1944, and had been a lifelong resident, graduating from Central High School in 1962. He attended Pueblo Junior College where he studied music. He was church organist for nearly 50 years at several Pueblo churches; for the past 26 years he was the organist, minister of music and moderator at First Congregational UCC. Howard was a proud member of the Pueblo Police Department and after nearly 30 years of service, retired as a Sergeant in 1999. He was a charter member of Pueblo Sunsational Chorus of Barber Shop Singers (SPEBSQA) and served on several boards, including the Pueblo Liquor Board and Pueblo Suicide Prevention Board. He was a member of So. Pueblo Lodge #31, A.F. & A. M and Pueblo York Rite Bodies. His dedication to what he believed in and his bigheartedness will live on in the hearts of many. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, in celebration of his life, 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, 2007, at First Congregational UCC, Evans and Jackson, with the Rev. Dr. Randy Wilcher officiating. The Pueblo Police Honor Guard will render honors at the service followed by a reception in the church Mayflower Hall. Memorials may be made to First Congregational UCC Memorial Fund or Camp Colorado, through the funeral home. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. yesterday was your birthday and your memory lives on in everyone you touched during your far to short stay on this earth The memories I have can never be taken away no matter what I will always remember your love your music and your smile. Happy Birthday Howard

  2. He will be missed. I first got acquainted with Howard when he was a dispatcher for the Colorado State Patrol. My husband (Wilburn-deceased) was a trooper in the Pueblo office. They worked together in more recent years when Wilburn was involved with the CSP Auto Theft unit. Howard was always helpful. I loved attending the yearly barbershop quartet fund raisers. Always got my tickts from Howard. God bless you all in your grief.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s passing. I spent many wonderful hours with him as we made music together in the barbershop harmony society. He was a wonderful singer and good man. I will treasure those moments. I am sorry I was not available to attend his service.

  4. Howard was a very special man to me and my children,being part of our lives for many years.We had many great times in Denver and singing together. I will miss him deeply in our lives.Our condolences to the Lukenbill family for the loss of a GREAT man.

  5. Howard and I were classmates at Central. I have known Howard for quite awhile. I now know tha we were also Brothers in the Masonic family. Rest in Peace. So mote it be.

  6. Howard was always so available not only to the City PD & City Fire but also to the Pueblo Rural Fire which the City Dispatched. He was very helpful in helping set up our maps and was always a joy to work with.
    I will always remember him with his smile when he would come to our small greenhouse to visit and order poinsettias for the church. I will miss he very much. My very deepest condolences to Bill and the rest of the Family. May God Bless.

  7. Cousin, friend, leader, mentor…Butch..you will be missed.
    All my early memories involve you and Bill, your Mom, Big Howard(also left us too soon) ,Alice, …Christmases, picnics, Beulah, school, fishing, listening to you and Bill play the accordion!…your piano and of course your wonderful organ music.
    Fighting over who got to play with the Christmas toys…it just goes on and on.
    You made a difference in so many peoples lives…Bill, Marvin….and all whom you touched.
    …I could always count on you to grab a quick meal…and catch up on Pueblo history.
    Please say hi to Thelma and Howard..my mom and dad…as usual you lead the way for us ‘younguns’.
    Love
    Bob and Sharon Nelson

  8. Howard has been a good friend and a good example for so many. He sang with my husband, son and son-in-law in the Sunsational Singers, and was an encourager to them. His beautiful voice and his ability to speak through his music will be fondly remembered. We also knew him as a Cop and as a Mason, willing to serve where he was needed. His influence will be sadly missed within this community. My sincere condolences to his family and close friends.

  9. Howard was a lifetime friend of our family and will be missed. Our lives were richer for having been his friend, and there wasn’t a time that Howard wasn’t willing to stop and talk and share a joke or two. When he and our Mom played piano and organ for the First Church of the Brethern back in the 1960’s, the church was filled with beautiful music and a strong fellowship. Howard Lukenbill will be remembered as a person who cared about other people and gave much more than he received. Thank you Howard for being a great person and friend. You will not be forgotten!

  10. I am so sorry to hear of Howard’s death. I did not know he was sick. I first met him when he worked with my husband Wilburn who was a Colorado State Patrolman. In later years I always tried to attend the Barbershop Quartet annual performances. He sure enjoyed his music. I’m know you will miss him greatly.

  11. It came as quite a shock yesterday (1/23/2008) to learn of Howard’s passing. Our friendship spanned the years begining in 1978 as staff at Camp Colorado near Sedalia. He was a gentleman, confidant, friend, and much loved friend. I will certainly miss his wit, laughter, and friendship.

    May the Grace and Peace of God surround his soul.

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