Roger Lee Howard, 70, of Apache Junction AZ passed peacefully away Thursday evening Jan. 5 2017. Roger is survived by his wife Geri, brother Dennis Howard of Lake Lillian, MN and stepchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Roger (Red) and Bonnie Howard, and his sister Gloria Andrew.

Roger was born Nov 3, 1946 in Fort Dodge and attended Fort Dodge public schools. He enlisted in the US Army in 1966 and served 2 years in the Viet Nam war as an artillery SGT. He married Geri on March 13, 1976 and lived most of his life in Seattle WA later moving to AZ. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and horses. and music. He was also proud to be a “Cowboy Poet” publishing numerous poems on the internet under the name “Ezra Spur.”

He will be missed by his many friends and family in the Fort Dodge area.