William M. Howard passed away at his camp in Rico, Colo., last week. Bill was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Willard Gordon Howard and Roberta Belle Howard on Nov. 19, 1943.
Bill attended the University of Utah and studied anthropology and art. He also taught Hatha Yoga. He took aspiring artists on the river to paint the canyons. This gave Bill a great love of river running, and in 1974, he moved to Moab to work for Sidewinder River Expeditions. Eventually, he bought land in Willow Basin and built a cabin. He worked on becoming a fine art painter and was featured in Artists magazine.
Bill was a free spirit and did yoga every day. He also did massage, acupressure and used his healing art to help many citizens of Moab.
Bill had many talents and many friends. He was an excellent cook and always had a meal to share.
Bill is survived by his daughter, Natalie R. Howard; a son, Ted Wind; his sister, Carolyn Johnson; a niece and a nephew.
“Sail on my wayward wind…”