November 7, 1921 - April 2, 2010
Daniel L. Howerton of Fernley
passed away on April 2, 2010. Dan was born in Thermal, CA to Ralph and Florence
Howerton on November 7, 1921. He was the last surviving of eight children.
Dan had a long and varied career, starting in California farm fields, through Arizona and Utah mines and eventually into the auto body business where he owned Danny's Auto Body shop in Gardnerville, NV for 25 years. After retiring from the auto body business he went to work as a Douglas County deputy sheriff for ten years before retiring fully to a life of hunting and fishing with family and friends from British Columbia to Mexico. During his stints at home between various trips he raised game birds and grew wonderful vegetable gardens.
Dan was a WWII veteran serving on the last combat cruise of the USS Pennsylvania ending at Okinawa. In addition to his military time, Dan was a founding member and former Commander of the Douglas County Sheriff's posse. He was their first member accorded an honorary life membership after his retirement from that organization.
Dan is survived by his five children and four step children, numerous grand children and great-grand children and many great friends.
There will a memorial service in Dan's honor at the Northern Nevada Veteran's Cemetery on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
The above was published in the Reno Gazette-Journal on 6 Apr 2010.