OBITUARY: Danny Leroy Howerton
Feb. 3, 1943 - Oct. 14, 2019
November 14, 2019 | View PDF
Danny Howerton was born in Dinuba on Feb. 3, 1943, to Harold and Pearl Howerton. His dad died when he was very young, and he was raised by his stepfather, Ed Wagner.
Danny graduated from Reedley High School in 1960 and from California State University, Fresno, with degrees in history and mathematics in 1964. He obtained his teaching credential in 1966. He taught for 40 years in the classroom, predominantly math and history. The majority of his teaching career was spent in Coleville and Reedley.
Danny was very active in the Kings Canyon Teachers Association, California Teachers Association and the National Education Association. He was active in CTA/NEA Retired and the California Retired Teachers Association, Fresno chapter. He was a board member of Kern County League of Women Voters.
Danny enjoyed going to CTA and NEA conventions. He also enjoyed old movies, working on the computer, his cats and politics, and was an avid reader of science fiction.
He's survived by his fiancée of many years, Anna Poggi; his daughter, Carly Bowers (Jermey Smith); granddaughter Mikalah; grandson Jeremiah Shulman; sister Terry Etheridge (Gene); and nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Danny's life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Hodel's (Liberty Room), 5917 Knudsen Dr., Bakersfield.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a tax-deductible donation in Danny's
memory to one of the following: The Sharilynn Russo Memorial Scholarship Fund (make check out to CTA Foundation for Teaching & Learning, put Russo Scholarship Fund in message line); mail to K.C. Walsh, 100 N. Rodeo Gulch Rd., Sp. 183, Soquel, CA 95073. Or CRTA-Kern New Teacher Grants (make check out to KCSOS Ed. Services Foundation, put CRTA New Teacher Grants in message line); mail to Kris Eastridge, 2121-22nd St., Bakersfield 93301. Or Bakersfield SPCA, 3000 Gibson, Bakersfield 93308.