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HOWARD, Rick Sept. 10, 1950 - Aug. 29, 2016 Rick grew up in Lancaster, Calif. and graduated from Antelope Valley High School in 1968. He is survived by his wife, Judy Howard; daughter Shari (Mike) Petroff, son Wayne (Sherry) Howard, grandchildren David and Michaela Petroff, Michael and Riley Howard, former wife, Shirley Howard; sister Linda Howard, brothers: Phil Howard, Steve (Lori) Howard, Robert (Sandy) Howard, nieces and nephews Brent and Barron Howard, Sara Hosea, Scott Howard, Katie Brown, Beth Breen, Sara Howard. Rick retired from Lockheed Martin in 2014. During his 44 year career, he was involved with a number of programs such as the L-1011 TriStar, U-2 Dragon Lady and SR-71 Blackbird. In addition Rick worked in Field Service and the Garage. He loved to gather with his family and friends. He was a proud member of the Jesters Car Club. He was much loved and will be sorely missed by many. Rick was laid to rest on Sept. 7, 2016 in Nevada City, Calif. A Celebration of Life will be held Sat., Nov. 5, 2016 at 1:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1309 W. Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, Calif. 93551.

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