Howard L Kimball

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Riverview, FL - Howard L. Kimball, Jr. passed away peacefully after a period of failing health. Son of Howard L. Kimball, Sr. and Elizabeth J. (Langley) Kimball, Howie grew up in Danville, NH and graduated from Sanborn Seminary in Kingston, NH then met and married Jacquelyn (Moulton) of Fremont, NH. The couple bought their first home in Newton, NH in 1957 and began raising their family there while he attended night classes at Northeastern University in Lowell, Mass., where he earned his degree as an electrical engineer. He was employed at Western Electric in North Andover, MA for 33 years. After residing in Newton for 25 years, he moved to Hampton Beach, NH and lived there for 21 years while he and his wife also owned and maintained several rental properties. In 2003 Howard and his wife sold their properties and began traveling extensively around the country by RV for 6 mos. out of the year. They met many people and saw every state in the country, including Alaska and Hawaii. They spent their winters in Riverview, Florida and eventually they sold their RV and bought a home in Riverview and spent their summers in Derry, NH. In 2016 they made the permanent move to Riverview.
Throughout his life Howard was well known for his musical endeavors. He played trumpet, flugel horn, and guitar and was also a wonderful singer. He was a member of many bands including Al Yelle's Orchestra, The Red Beans and Rice Dixieland Band, Valley Guitar Club, Significant Others Dixieland Band and The Kitchen Band, The Rice Creek Rhythmaires, (which he led) to name a few, and played in local community bands both in New Hampshire and in Florida. He and his wife Jackie often sang together and made many recordings.
In his younger years Howard was an avid runner and participated in many road races. Later in life he maintained his fitness by walking and lived an overall healthy lifestyle. He loved animals, lived life to the fullest and could always make anyone laugh with his sharp wit.
He leaves behind his beloved "sweetie" Jackie (of nearly 62 years), a son Spencer Kimball and his wife Pam of Newton, NH, a daughter, Loralyn and her husband Douglas Hanson, of Sandown, NH and a daughter Melinda and her partner Lisa Kolosey of Winthrop, Maine. He also leaves one sister Sally McCarthy and her long-time companion Hans Asang, of East Hampstead, NH, six grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren, two nieces, a great niece and several cousins and other relatives by marriage, who thought the world of him. He was predeceased by two brothers, Albert and Alfred Kimball.
Published on May 16, 2019
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Larry DesRoches
Jun 12, 2019
I remembered Howie when We played in the Al Yelle Orchestra. Howie was funny to be with and always had fun times. I truly mis Howie., he was a good friend and musician. May you Rest In Peace Howie.