Age 71, passed away on December 31, 2012 in Vancouver, Washington. He was born to Harry and Mary Howren on October 15, 1941 in North Bend, WA. He married Mary on July 16, 1966, in Reno, Nevada.
Bill worked in all trades, in the woods, at mills and as a clerk at the local hardware store until he retired. He also served in the Army. He was an avid outdoorsman and family man. Bill not only had his own four kids but others that he claimed as his own, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Bill always had a cup of coffee in his hand and was ready to hear a great story.
Bill is survived by his wife, Mary Howren; sons, Eldon, and Andy (Nikki); daughters, April (Russ), Eileen (Gary); brothers, Brad Howren, and Curt Nordman.
A Life Celebration will be held on January 19, 2013 at 4980 Tiller Trail Hwy, Canyonville, OR.