Brady Kay Howell, 26, died suddenly while working at the Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, as a result of a tragic attack on the United States of America.
Brady was born April 4, 1975 in Rexburg, Idaho. A beloved and fun-loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend, Brady worked as a Presidential Manage-ment Intern in a civilian post for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). His current rotation was in the CNO Intelligence Plot, located within the Navy Command and Operations Center.
Prior to working for the Navy, Brady received a Master's Degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. While at Syracuse, he worked for the Office of National Security Studies. Brady also received undergraduate degrees in Political Science from Utah State University in Logan, Utah, and Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. Brady's passionate pursuit of education allowed him to foster particularly close relationships with many teachers and faculty members whom he adored as instructors and mentors.
On November 8, 1996, Brady married his friend and love Elizabeth "Liz" Anderson of Honeyville, Utah, in the Bountiful Utah LDS Temple. Together they shared love, mutual support, and many adventures. Brady never corresponded with family or friends without mentioning his love and appreciation for his precious wife.
Brady's childhood and adolescence were spent in Sugar City, Idaho, where he was actively involved in many activities at school, with friends, and with his family. He was student-body president of Sugar-Salem High School and received his Eagle Scout award. In high school he participated in student government, track, drama, Swing Choir, speech, football, and Boy's State. Loaded with a happy disposition, determination, and a love for anything fun, Brady sparked many memorable events which his family and friends will always treasure. He conveyed his zest for life and kindness to all he met.
As a lifelong devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Brady served a two-year mission to the Canary Islands. He has also served more recently as a cub scoutmaster and primary teacher. His love and faith touched the lives of many, particularly children.
Brady is survived by his wife, Liz; his parents, Kenneth Rex Howell and Jeanette Kay Bills Howell of St. George, Utah; his grandmother, Frances Tennant Bills of Sandy, Utah; his brothers, Regan (Jennifer) Howell of Centerville, Utah; Ryan (Nicki) Howell of Meridian, Idaho; and Carson (Michelle) Howell of Boise, Idaho; and his sister Camille (Brad) Mortensen of Centerville, Utah. Brady was preceded in death by three grandparents.
In honor of Brady, two memorial services are being held. The first was held on Thursday, Sept. 20, in Arlington, Virginia. The second will be held Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, in Sugar City, Idaho at 1 p.m. in the Sugar City Idaho LDS Stake Center at 300 So. 215 E. Friends may call in Sugar City on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 6-8 p.m. and from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at the LDS Stake Center prior to the service.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers that donations be designated for a memorial scholarship fund. Donations can be sent to Brady Kay Howell Scholarship Fund #148; 1350 Beverly R, Suite 115; McLean, VA 22101.