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“I have been living in Oregon the past few years and have only recently heard about Craig's passing, a year after his death. I am shocked and saddened...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Anne Dickson - OR - classmate

“It's been a year since Craig left us. I grieve for my son every day. ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Howell - Father

The last time I saw my son alive. “It's been a year since Craig left us. I grieve for my son every day. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Howell - Father

“Craig and I started graduate school together a thousand years ago, and it was within the first few weeks together that we decided everyone needed...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: David Infanger - Ithaca, NY

“I have lite this candle for you. You will always be missed & never forgotton. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Lee Dickson - Lancaster, KY

“Craig, I never told you how nuch you meant to me so, I will tell the whole world now. I was always amazed that someone of your brilliance would take...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Jeannie Krug - Liberty Hill, TX

“My dad married Craig's aunt Judy . I remember getting to meet Craig when he & his family got to come to Ohio to grandma ray's house. Before the...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: karri cox - owensboro, KY

“Remembering Craig growing up, and hearing that he had joined the marines. As Craig was a skinny little kid the last time we had seen him we couldn't...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: JD & Judith Bishop - Millwood, KY

Mike and Craig at St. Elmo's “We were beyond heartbroken to hear of Craig's passing. We only got to meet him once, during a magical weekend family get-together, but it made a...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Sheila & Buddy Fredrickson - TX

“I could not love you more if you were my own son, my heart is so broken words escape me. You will be missed Today, Tomorrow and Forever. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Lee Dickson - Lancaster, KY

“I say my goodbyes to a wonderful brother and best friend that can never be replaced. I loved our time together and have so many great memories that...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Chris Howell

“I was very sad to hear of Craig's passing. From all the years I spent with Craig as a fellow graduate student at U of Iowa, one particular exchange...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Skye Souter - Somerville, MA

“My heartfelt condolences to the family of Craig Howell. I was inspired by listening to him speak at our Relay for Life in Fort Madison last fall. I...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Denise Trejo - Fort Madison, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Howell family. I know how proud his father was of his accomplishments. My thanks to Craig for his service to...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Donna Scott - KY

“Craig entered the Molecular & Cellular Biology graduate program about a year after I began as Director of the program. He was a very bright and...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Minnetta Gardinier - Iowa City, IA

“I heard the news of Craig over facebook. I am heartbroken to hear his story, and in remembering the friend I once knew from high school. We fell...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Huy Nguyen - Dallas, TX

“Craig Howell joined my laboratory in my first year at Iowa, and was one of the first graduate students to receive a Ph.D. under my supervision. He...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Todd Washington - Iowa City, IA

“Dear Sarah - I heard the news of your husband yesterday at our Relay for Life meeting. I can't imagine how you are feeling. I am so sorry. I met you...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: mindy kraus - Fort Madison, IA

Dr. Howell and cancer survivor Carrie Jackson, at the American Cancer Society RFL of S. Lee County. “I came to know Dr. Howell because of his research grant funded by the American Cancer Society. I invited him to come and share his story and how he...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Kierstan Peck - Washington, IA

“I will remember Craig as a brilliant and dedicated scientist who cared deeply about his research. I have been on many thesis committees and I can...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Al Klingelhutz - Iowa City, IA

“Craig, I haven't been around as much as I would have liked when you were growing up, but it didn't lessen the love and the pride I carry for you....Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Yvonne Rogers - Chattanooga, TN

“I have so many wonderful memories of Craig (our Tex) that I don't even know where to start! He had the misfortune to be the only one to answer the...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Lauren Wegman - Iowa City, IA

“Craig was always a shinig star and a blessing to his family. He was loved deeply and will be forever missed. His death has left a hole in my heart...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Howell - KY - Father

Craig A. Howell, 34, of Iowa City died, at his home on Saturday, February 11, 2012.

Craig Anthony Howell was born February 25, 1977, in Cincinnati, OH, the son of Michael W. Howell and Patricia E. (Crawford) Howell. He spent most of his youth growing up in Texas where he graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1995. He enlisted in the United States Marines and served four years based at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California. He returned to Nacogdoches to attend Steven F. Austin State University receiving his B.S. degree in chemistry in 2003. He moved to Iowa City in 2003, to pursue his Ph D from the University of Iowa in Molecular and Cellular Biology, receiving this in 2008. Presently he was doing post doctorate work in the field of cancer research at the University of Iowa.

Craig's family includes his mother, Patricia Howell of Nacogdoches, TX; father, Michael Howell (Lee Dickson) of Lancaster, KY; brother, Christopher Howell of Athens, TX; sister, Melissa Howell of Fort Mead, MD; and Craig's wife, Sarah Bergeron, who he married on May 18, 2008, in Iowa City.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society in Craig's memory.

No services are planned by his family, if you would like to share with his family, please go to the funeral home website @ and click on obituaries and condolences, and then Craig's name. Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service of Iowa City is caring for Craig's family.