Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Jesse Lee Howard

Born: Died: 06/21/2011 Maiden Name: n/a Honorific: n/a

Jesse Lee Howard passed away on June 21, 2011. Jesse Lee was the first child born to Cecil Monte Howard and Etta Scroggins Howard. He graduated from Spaulding High School. He later joined the Oklahoma National Guard. His unit was called to active duty and sent to Korea. He was a wonderful family man, a good Christian and was respected by all who knew him. He has been greatly missed by his family. Jesse is a grandson of original enrollee Emery Goodwin Howard. He was very proud of his Choctaw heritage. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and one infant sister, Jo Ann. Jesse is survived by his wife, Florence; one son, Gary with wife Susan of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Gina Meek with husband Stan of Norman; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Jesse had two brothers, Jimmy Howard with wife Norma of Oklahoma City, and Wayne Howard with wife Carolyn of Newalla; two sisters, Carlene Castañeda with husband Bob of Oklahoma City, Linda Bible and Jimmy Sanders, both of Holdenville.