Howard Leland Bose, 90 formerly of Dumas, passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2019. Memorial services will be held at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church in Dumas. The family will recieve friends from 6 o'clock until 8 o'clock in the evening on Thursday at the Window on the Plain Museum. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Howard Leland Bose was born June 20, 1929 in Bessie, Oklahoma to Carl and Hilda Bose as the oldest of five children. He attended school in Bessie and graduated from Cordell High School in 1947. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Wartburg College and a Master of Education degree from Texas A&M University.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict as a medic at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.
Howard and Evelyn Marie Dreier were married on September 21, 1952 in Greene, Iowa. They moved to Dumas, Texas in 1954 where Howard was a part of his family's farm and ranch operations and taught in Dumas schools. He was a classroom teacher and vocational director for 33 years. Later he served as the coordinator of Dumas classes for Amarillo College. He was passionate about adult education and served as a GED administrator and personally gave over one thousand tests to area citizens.
Howard was involved in church and community in many ways. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church and later First Presbyterian Church. He was a long time member of the Dumas Rotary Club, Texas National Guard, and American Legion. He served on the boards of the Texas Farm Bureau, Window on the Plains Museum, and the Moore County Historical Society. In 2014, Howard was inducted into the Dumas High School Hall of Fame and was named Moore County Farmer of the Year.
Howard enjoyed adventure, the outdoors, antique machinery, and traveling. He was always available to assist his sons' Boy Scout troops on their outings and was the Moore County Scout chairman for many years.
His parents and two brothers, Wendell and Charles, preceded him in death. Howard is survived by his wife Evelyn; their sons Jon and Craig; their wives Becky and Dianne; three grandchildren Evelyn Camille, Charles Lewis, and Emma Louise; one brother Nelson and wife Hannah, and sister Barbara Radke and husband Jerry.