Phillip HowardPhillip William Howard
October 16, 1958 – November 16, 2018

Phillip William Howard, 60, passed away unexpectedly due to heart failure on November 16, 2018. Phillip was a Colorado Springs native and was the Facilities Optimization Manger for El Paso County.

Phillip was born on October 16, 1958 to Wayne Howard and Deloris (Christensen) Howard.

Phil loved being home and on days off he was usually out in his workshop in the barn with a football game on (Broncos fan) working on a wide range of endless projects with his horse, Jay, getting in the way. Phil had a great compassion for animals, and also enjoyed fishing. Phil was very dedicated to his family and his work.

Phil is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Judie; his mother, Deloris; his brother, Mike; sister-in-law, Gerry; uncle, Chris Christensen; aunt, Audrey; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his father, Wayne, and his sister, Dana.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, November 28, at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 East Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.

The loss of Phil will be felt by many.

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  1. Judi, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Phil was an amazing man. I do not believe any 5 men could fill his shoes. I have always believed that if you can count your true friends on one hand then you are truly blessed. I am blessed to call Phil my friend and brother ,he will be missed.
    Bret and Betty Daniels

  2. Judie, we are out of town and so sorry for you and Phil’s family.

  3. Judie, I was saddened to learn of Phil’s passing. He is gone too soon. I’m glad we got to know each other at Litton. Bless You.

  4. Sending my condolences to Phil’s wife Judie and his family. I have worked with Phil for many years at the County, and consider him a friend. I consider myself blessed to have known him and will miss his stories and sense of humor. I can still see the smile on his face and twinkle in his eyes as he told me the stories of is horse hanging out with him in his workshop. I am so happy he was able to go to the Packer game in Green Bay last year with his long time friend that they had talked about for years and finally planned it. I will always remember with a smile, the time I called him to let him know our office space was cold, then he “fixed me”by turning up the heat to a sauna temperature. We shared many laughs through out the years. May God and your family help you through this difficult time. He is sadly missed.

    Trudi and John Hesch

  5. I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to Judi and all of Phil’s family. I hope you can find comfort in knowing that Phil was respected by his peers and co-workers.

    Rest in peace Phil.

  6. My wife and I have had the honor of knowing Phil and Judie Howard for close to 25 years.I have had the pleasure of working with Phil since he started at El Paso County. I saw a man who was very serious about and extremely good at his job and strived for perfection, he also would do anything for you and he always had time for humor.
    I will always respect his work ethic, his drive and his wicked since of humor. I will also miss going toe to toe with him to see who could out do the other at messing with each other.
    He won more times than I did for the record.
    Vaya Con Dios my friend.You will be GREATLY missed.
    Danny and Mary Shackelford


  7. To the Family of Phil,
    I am so sorry to hear of your tremendous loss. I know what an impact he had on me with what little time we knew each other and worked together that I cannot even fathom how you feel.
    Every time I was in the building, I would seek him out just to say hi and hear his unmistakable voice and laugh. He will never be forgotten.
    We are blessed with items that he had given to my daughter for her horses and will always treasure the memory behind them and the stories of Jay.
    If there is anything that you need, please let us know.
    Julie Aguilera and Forrestte Brinkerhoff

  8. Judie,
    I can say that Phil was a mans man. He was loved and respected by many. I can truly say I am a better man for knowing him. I always looked forward to our fishing trips. I will never forget the smile on his face when we walked into Lambeau. He will be missed and the world has lost a vey good man, and I have lost a close friend,

  9. I knew Phil when we were young. I’ve missed him for a long time, and wanted to catch up with him. I am heart broken to know that I never can. Miss you brother!

  10. To Judie and the Howard family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Phil on many occasions and always admired his easy going approach to life’s many challenges. His honesty, ethics and integrity were unrivaled. I know he loved life and enjoyed his little sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle.
    I think I can speak for everyone at Johnson Controls when I say that he will be sorely missed by us all.

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