Arnold Leroy Howse (1941-2016)

Arnold Leroy Howse

Born: 5 Dec 1941 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Died:18 Jun 2016 Orem, Utah
Father:Clifford Leroy Howse
Mother:Gertrude Caroline Catob
Siblings:Gertrude Joanne Howse
Karlene Joyce Howse
Arnold Leroy Howse
Married:18 Sep 1959 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Spouse:Joanne Marie Heinz
Children:Bethany Anne Howse
Darby Lee Howse
Annette Marie Howse
Clifford Leroy Howse
Carey Lizabeth Howse
Christopher Heinz Howse
Arnold Price Howse
Jody Jeffrey Howse
Daniel Leslie Howse
David Andrus Howse
Andrew Michael Howse
Timothy Donald Howse

Arnold Leroy Howse, loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, completed his mortal probation Saturday, June 18, 2016 at his home in Orem, Utah surrounded by half of his twelve children. He won the battle against a fast-growing glioblastoma, surpassing the doctor's expectations by five months.

Arnold was born Friday, December 5, 1941 at his parent's house on Third street in Harbor Springs, Michigan, the youngest of three children and only son of Clifford Leroy Howse and Gertrude Caroline Catob.

As a youth, Dad quickly showed his musical aptitude, taking up the trumpet at the suggestion of the band director, Joseph Jezisek. He played in a dance band and marched in parades as a band member for most of his life. In high school he also played football and was active in other school activities.

It was at High School in band class that he met his future wife, Joanne Marie Heinz. They were married in the Presbyterian Church at Harbor Springs on Friday, September 18, 1959. Together they shared their love of music with their children and community.

Arnold became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1963 shortly before his graduation from college. He became a biology teacher at Carrollton High School in Saginaw and later taught at  East Jordan High School. He and mom nurtured the gospel in Northern Michigan, where he eventually became Branch President and then the first Bishop of the Petoskey ward.

During the summer, Arnold worked as a fudge maker at Crump's Candies in Harbor Springs. In 1974 Arnold became the owner of the candy store and changed the name to Howse's Candy Haus. He retired from teaching and introduced Northern Michigan style fudge around the country, eventually opening shops in Provo, Utah, DelRay Beach, Florida and finally in Park City, Utah. His son Christopher, now runs the candy store in Harbor.

Joanne passed away in 2006.

Arnold married Janis Heiner on February 6, 2009 in Orem, Utah. Together they adopted Janis' grandson, Taygan.

Albert Jeremiah House (1865-1928)

Albert Jeremiah Howse
Albert with his son James Daniel
Born:9 Apr Omard, Michigan
Died:22 Nov 1928 Corwith twp., Michigan
Father:Daniel Howse
Mother:Catherine Snell
SiblingsJacob House
Marey Ellen House
Adelbert House
Ida May House
Adelbert Jeremiah Howse
James Milton House
Married:28 Oct 1888 Sanilac, Michigan
Spouse:Joanna Barrett
Children:Pearl Francis Howse
James Daniel Howse
Mary Jane Howse
Irene Amber Howse
Married:31 Dec 1910 Gaylord, Michigan
Spouse:Stella Sherman
Children:Carrie M. Howse
Married:26 Dec 1917 Gaylord, Michigan
Spouse:Grace Morhorter

Otsego County Herald Times, Wednesday, November 28, 1928, p. 1:

Another Pioneer
Of County Is Dead;
Lived at Vanderbilt

Albert House died at his home in Vanderbilt, Thursday Night, November 22, at about ten o'clock following an illness, which covered a period of about two years.

Nearly two years ago it was discovered that a cancer was working in his left lower jaw. While every effort was made thru medical care and operations at different times to destroy the dreadful disease, it was of no avail. At times he suffered untold agonies, but thru it all he was ever most kind and patient to those who had the care of him, and made little or no complaint of the ravishing pains and onslaught of the diesaes, until a few weeks ago when he became so much worse that he was kept to his bed most of the time until the end came to his blessed relief.

Mr. House was born July 9th, 1865, at a little place then known as Elk Creek near Brown City in Sanilac County. He was the 4th youngest of the eight children of Daniel and Kathern Snell House, who were formerly of Canada.

He grew to manhood in and around Sanilac County and on October 28, 1888 was united in marriage to Miss Joanna Barrett of Detroit. To this union there were born four children, three girls and one son, all of whom survive.

His wife Joanna died November 2, 1908.

In the fall of 1892, he and his family came to Vanderbilt. He has since resided in or on a farm a few miles from the village, with the exception of about eighteen months spent near New Berry.

James Milton House (1866-1951)

Jame Milton House
James Howse
Born:29 Jul 1866 Omard, Michigan
Died:3 Sep 1951 Petoskey, Michigan
Father:Daniel Howse
Mother:Catherine Snell
SiblingsJacob House
Marey Ellen House
Adelbert House
Ida May House
Adelbert Jeremiah Howse
James Milton House
Married:29 Jul 1893 Vanderbilt, Michigan
Spouse:Emaline Amanda Hunn
Children:Raymond Leslie House
James Milton House
Married:4 Apr 1905, Michigan
Spouse:Sarah Ellen Phillips
Children:Annie Overholt
Eisey May Howse
Melvin Earl Howse
Myrtle Sena House
Charles Adelbert Howse
Sylvia Pauline Howse
Clifford Leroy Howse
James Milton House was the second husband of Sarah but her true love, so she said. They had several children together, lost their first daughter, Eisey, when she was 11. They also raised his son, by his first wife, Raymond. Sarah and Raymond were very close. James worked in the lumber camps in Pellston for several years where Sarah often worked as a cook. Their oldest children were born there. When Myrtle was ten years old, which would be in the year of 1914, her family moved to an old farm which stood at the top of the east hill in Harbor Springs, where the stadium parking lot once stood, followed by the city skating rink and currently is the site of the care facility, Bay Bluffs. Myrtle has told her family that she was glad to be back at the spot where she spent much of her childhood, before the end of her life. From this location, they moved to a 2 story frame house on Lake Road. Sarah told Joanne Heinz that the house was yellow when SHE bought it. She said that their bluff house was really a shack with space between the wood (logs?) and didn't keep out much weather. The only work I remember her saying was to do laundry for the resorters. Perhaps she had earlier income? Sarah mentioned that the Lake St. home had no bathroom, running water or electricity when they moved into it. Her children were enthralled with turning on the lights when they finally had electricity put in. She still had the little hand pump over her sink and the outhouse in the backyard when the Heinz family moved in next door to her. Her entire family stored potatoes for the winter in her Michigan basement.

Myrtle told of her father, James, singing them to sleep often, and telling them stories. She fondly recalled going to the lumber yard at the foot of the East Hill, in Harbor Springs, to walk home with their father. One day, he led them to the edge of the lake, near the Wequetonsing entrance, and dived in. He proceeded to swim to Harbor Point and back. This to the delight of the children!
James' death record, in the Emmet County Courthouse, says that he was a machine operator, probably in Lansing, but he was a lumberjack for most of the years he was with Sarah. It also states that he died of aterioschlerosis and that he was 85 at his death.


Petoskey Evening News, Petoskey, Michigan, Tuesday, September 4, 1951, p. 4:

Former Harbor Man Dies Monday

HOWSE, James M., 85, an Emmet county resident for many years before going to Lansing 30 years ago, died Monday at a Petoskey convalescent home where he had been a patient for some time. He had been ill for two years.

Mr. Howse was born in Sanilac Co. July 29, 1866.

He was married in 1895 at Gaylord to Miss Sarah Phillips.

James Douglas Price (1929-2016)

James Douglas Price
Uncle Jimmy
Born:9 Jan 1929 Los Angeles, California
Died:28 Apr 2015 Bakersfield, California
Father:Donald Arthur Price
Mother:Dorothy Andrus Crane
Siblings:Donna Joanne Price
Patricia Ellen Price
Baby girl Price
James Douglas Price
Dorothy Elaine Price
Married:21 Jul 1956 Elsie, Michigan
Spouse:Iola Eleanor Justice McLean
Stepchildren:Caroline McClean
Judy McClean
Michael McClean
Larry McClean

Courtesy Lee Ann Duvernay Graham

James Douglas Price
(January 9, 1929 - April 28, 2016)

James Douglas Price, former Petoskey resident, died in Bakersfield, California on Thursday, April 28, 2016.

He was born to Donald and Dorothy (Crane) Price on Wednesday, January 9, 1929 in Los Angeles.

He graduated from Petoskey High School in 1947, attended Alma College and Detroit Tech. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.

On Saturday, July 21, 1956 he married Iola Eleanor Justice McLean in Elsie Michigan.

Jim retired from Western Electric after 25 years as an engineer.

Jim is survived by his sister, Dorothy (Robert) Dennis of Petoskey and was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Patricia (John) Duvernay and Donna (Leslie) Heinz of Harbor Springs.

Cremation was arranged by Basham Funeral Care in Bakersfield.

Beth Spencer (1932-2015)

Beth Spencer Robison
Born:30 Aug 1932 Montpelier, Idaho
Died:27 Nov 2015 Sandy, Utah
Father:Seymour Horne Spencer
Mother:Sarah Sophronia Quayle
Siblings:Helen Jean Spencer
Robert William Spencer
Norma Spencer
Beth Spencer
Margaret Joan Spencer
Married:30 Aug 1951 Salt Lake City, Utah
Spouse:E Doyle Robison
Children:Catherine Robison
Linda Gae Robison
Kevin Doyle Robison
Stephen Doyle Robison
Jeffrey Doyle Robison

Larkin Sunset Gardens:

Beth Spencer Robison
(August 30, 1932 - November 27, 2015)

Our mother left her earthly family to begin her adventures with her heavenly family on Friday evening, November 27, 2015.

Beth Spencer Robison was born Tuesday, August 30, 1932, in Montpelier, Idaho, the daughter of Seymour Horne and Sarah Sophronia Quayle Spencer. She joined a loving family with two older sisters and a brother, Helen, Bob and Norma. When Beth was four, her mother passed away shortly after their youngest sister Joan was born. The Spencers are a musical family, and Beth developed and passed on a deep love for musical appreciation and performance.

The Spencer family moved to Fillmore, Utah, where Beth grew up, graduating with the Millard High School Class of 1950. During her high school years, she caught the eye of a young returned missionary, E Doyle Robison.  They were married on Thursday, August 30, 1951, in the Salt Lake Temple.

Mom and Dad raised their family in the east, making homes and friends in Ohio, New Jersey, Minnesota, Maryland, and New York, before returning to Utah. As she managed her home and raised her children, Mom continued her studies, culminating with the completion of a Master’s Degree from BYU in Recreational Management in 1986.

Mom’s life centered around service, in the home, church, and community. She served as Director of Project Read in Provo UT, Mission Mom for the England London Mission, Assistant Matron of the Stockholm Temple, LDS Employment Specialist, and volunteer in the Family History Library in Salt Lake City.