Edward Howell Obituary

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Edward Sewall Howell

May 15, 1937 - January 22, 2013
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Edward Sewall Howell a third generation Houstonian died peacefully in his home on January 22, 2013. He was born the son of Ella Campbell Horton Howell and Lynn Gorman Howell on May 15, 1937. He attended the Kinkaid School in Houston and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. While at Exeter, he was a valued and enthusiastic member of the wrestling team. At Stanford University, Edward was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and he received his engineering degree in 1959. He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1962. He was an associate editor of the Law Review, a member of the Order of the...
Edward Sewall Howell a third generation Houstonian died peacefully in his home on January 22, 2013. He was born the son of Ella Campbell Horton Howell and Lynn Gorman Howell on May 15, 1937. He attended the Kinkaid School in Houston and graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire. While at Exeter, he was a valued and enthusiastic member of the wrestling team. At Stanford University, Edward was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and he received his engineering degree in 1959.

He graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in 1962. He was an associate editor of the Law Review, a member of the Order of the Coif, a Quiz Master and a member of the law fraternity Phi Delta Phi.

Edward began his law career with Baker Botts in Houston and later was in-house council for several companies including Mandrill, Horton and Horton, and PGI. Later he opened an independent law office in Bellaire, Texas.

Edward is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years Beth Soule' Howell. He is also survived by his sons Gilbert Sewall Howell and his wife Robin and John Cleveland Howell and his wife Sarah, both of whom are children of a previous marriage to Louise Moraghan Howell. Edward has three grandsons, Charles Sewall Howell, Benjamin Parker Howell and Thomas Campbell Howell. He is also survived by his sister Sallie Anne Howell Bryan. He has two stepsons William Christopher Soule', M.D., and Jeffrey Scott Soule'.

Edward especially enjoyed bird hunting with his dogs at the Garwood Hunting Club, being a ticket holder of the Oilers/Texans football teams for over fifty years, golfing, fishing and playing cards with his friends and being a member of the Tejas Club. Edward was an excellent chef. Many friends who tasted his food thought that he should open his own restaurant. Edward and Beth enjoyed traveling, especially to New Orleans, and many cruises to various parts of the world.

Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Earthman Funeral Directors in the Hunters Creek Chapel, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Stanford University, P.O. Box 20466, Stanford CA 94309 or Phillips Exeter Academy, c/o Mary Clancey, 20 Main Street, Exeter, NH 03833

"Beth, My thoughts and prayers are with you and family on honoring the memory of your outstanding husband who I am sure is at Home with the Lord." Jon King (Houston, TX)

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