Feb. 23, 1936 – Nov. 12, 2022
Howard Emory Speer was born Feb. 23,1936 in Newberg, Oregon to John Emory and Bessie May Speer. He was the 10th of 12 children and spent his early years growing up in Newberg.
Later, his family moved to a farm near Aumsville, Ore.. Howard graduated from Cascade High School where he participated in football, basketball and baseball. He was honored to play on an American Legion Junior Baseball team which won the State Title. During his senior year he was named the Athlete of the Year, and through his . . .