Juneau resident Curtis Torres Howard died Dec. 16, 2008. He was 28.
Born May 2, 1980, in Juneau, to Henry Torres Howard and the late Yvonne Kay Howard, he graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School in 1998 and as a certified medical assistant from the Career Academy in Anchorage.
While growing up, he enjoyed playing basketball, sport fishing and snowboarding.
He was a Sealaska and Goldbelt shareholder and a member of the Douglas Indian Association. He also was a member of the Woochkeetan Clan (Eagle/Shark) and a child of the Teiquadei (Eagle/Brown Bear).
He is survived by his father; sister, Rosanne Howard and husband, Robert Ridgeway, and their children, Nakiesha and Darion, of Juneau; grandmother, Rose Howard; maternal grandmother, May George, of Juneau; and aunts, uncles and cousins too numerous to mention but not forgotten.
A viewing for family and friends was held Dec. 23 at the Alaskan Memorial Park and Mortuary. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, at Northern Light United Church, with a reception to follow. For more information, call Henry Howard at 321-0809.