Steven Douglas Howard, 46, passed away Dec. 20, 2011, in Long Beach, Calif. Survived by his wife, Brandyce Howard of the family home in Long Beach; father, Thomas Howard of Colorado City; sisters, Lynne (Bruce) Waldo of Greeley; Kathleen (William) Lewis of Colorado City; four nieces and one nephew. Preceded in death by his mother, Judith Ann Howard. Steven was born Jan. 19, 1965, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He graduated from Pueblo East High School and University of Denver. He was involved in computer software design and development in Southern California. A memorial will be held in California at a later date. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Tom and Family, I want to express my family’s deepest sympathy in your loss. We were once neighbors, but always friends, and we are all saddened by the loss of such a great individual that blessed all of our lives. May you find peace and comfort thru family and friends.

    The Miller Family

  2. To the Howard family I heard of Steve’s passing today and I was very sad to hear of this news! Steve was such an amazing person and will never be forgotten. Steve had a great sense of humor and was always so kind to everyone that he knew. May God Bless you all during this difficult time in your life. RIP Steve

  3. I remember doing plays in high school with Steve. He was a talented actor and a friend. He will be missed.

  4. Dear Tom and Family,
    My dad, Bob Slaughter, mentioned to me Tom that you had lost your son…Steve. Perhaps you knew we had lost a brother, Mark Slaughter, several years back. We too, feel your loss deeply. We know how deeply it hurts and also know you have suffered other losses which makes this extremely difficult. You are in our prayers. Praying that the Lord is with you, gives you strength and comfort at this time. Our deepest condolences from the entire Slaughter Family. Much love to you and yours.

  5. Brandyce and family,
    I went to high school with Steven and remember him as such a kind person. We all knew he was smart, but I also remember he had a great sense of humor! Many of us from class of 83 were saddened to hear the news on facebook about his passing and send our deepest sympathy for your loss! CyndiLee Champion Bennett

  6. I am deeply saddened at hearing the news of Steve’s passing. Steve was my classmate and friend at East H.S. Steve was a great person and the world is now less with out him in it. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  7. I am so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was one heck of a chess player, and we learned strategies/tactics from each other. The last time I saw his was back in 1982 when I graduated high school. I joined the U.S. Air Force shortly after, but I never forgot my fellow chess player and friend. God Bless the Howard family.

  8. Dear Tom and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Steven. I think the last time I actually saw him he was sitting in his high chair in Great Bend. I have heard much about him from his Grandmother Margaret and his proud parents & I know he will be greatly missed. Love, Colleen McCoy

  9. Steve was brilliant and funny and I will miss him for the rest of my life. Everyone who knew him will miss him.

  10. My deepest sympathy in the passing of Steven. My prayers are with you all, may you find the peace of Christ a comfort at this time.

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