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Friday January 29th, 2021
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Charles Donald Howell

Charles was a caring brother, brother-in-law, uncle and friend. He left this world suddenly on January 7, 2021 at the age of 76. He was born to Thomas and Lucille Howell on October 17, 1944 in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from Orosi High School, he left the valley and began a career in the business world that lasted over 35 years. Charles’ career in manufacturing began in the purchasing department of Redken, a professional hair care company located in Woodland Hills, CA. He later joined Cosmetic Laboratories of America (CLA), a contract manufacturer owned by Alberto Culver. Charles was promoted to Director of Business Development in 1998 and retired from CLA in 2009. Charles enjoyed many international travel adventures with friends. He loved to explore new places which included a road trip north from Barcelona, Spain along the Costa Bravo and into Provence, France. He enjoyed a riverboat cruise down the Nile from Cairo to Luxor and took 5 trips to Italy, his favorite European Country. Despite his visits to many fantastic cities which included Paris, Prague, St. Petersburg, Athens and Istanbul… he loved Florence most of all. However, despite his many travels, the simplest pleasures in life brought the most joy to Charles. He loved quiet evenings with family and friends, entertaining, cooking a gourmet meal and enjoying a good glass of wine. After many years of work, he retired to the Palm Springs area, built a new home and began his passion for golfing. Unfortunately, on October 14th, Charles suffered severe head injuries from a car accident that changed his life and ours. He worked hard to make his way back home, but COVID-19 took him away from this world and his loved ones. Charles is survived by his sisters, Shirley Gardner of San Antonio, Texas; Mary Guerra (Ralph) of Reedley, California; Wanda Murray Perlman (Bernie) of Fresno, California; and brother Terry Howell (Mary) of Savannah, Tennessee. He also leaves behind many nephews and nieces who will miss his crazy antics. The family will be having a celebration of Life at a later date due to COVID-19.

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charlie was always gracious to his friends, hosting holiday parties and other gatherings at his home. we remember his generosity and his laughter, and we are thankful for having shared good times with him, wayne yoshizaki and mike fatula, los angeles, february, 2021

mike fatula Feb 13 2021 1:51 PM

This is my brother-in-law My he rest in peace love you

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