Geoff Howe, Funeral Director
Length of Employment: Since 1980
Served a year apprenticeship from 1978-79. Joined the funeral home in 1980 as a licensed funeral director, becoming manager in 1981. Have been an owner in the firm since 1986. Education- Graduated from Longmont High School. Attended Texas Lutheran University and graduated from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, in 1980.
Married to my lovely wife, Janet. Most of our free time can be found following my son Andrew's academic and athletic pursuits. We all enjoy golfing, snow skiing, road and mountain biking, hiking, reading and I make a weak attempt at learning to play the "Blues" on the electric guitar.
Community Involvement-Have enjoyed being involved in many community roles, including boards on non-profit, business and services organization.
Eric Johnson, Managing Funeral Director
Length of Employment: Since 2007
Eric has lived in the Longmont area for most of his life. Born in Boulder, he attended elementary school there until moving to Longmont in the mid 80’s. He attended Northeast Junior High, and then Skyline High School.
Eric showed an interest in the funeral industry at a young age. He started washing cars at Howe Mortuary while still in junior high. After high school he went to work for a major funeral home in Denver working in their care center. Growing up Eric also had a passion for trucking. After leaving the funeral industry he went on to haul everything from aggregate to some of the largest equipment made. He also hauled many pieces for windmills all over the United States. After a 15 year career he decided to return to funeral service.
Eric lives in Longmont with his Fiancé Christy, kids Blake and TJ, and their dogs Bubba and Karma. In his free time he enjoys watching the kids play sports, boating, camping, and playing fast pitch softball. Eric also loves coaching baseball. He has coached baseball locally for the past few years.
Eric brings his care and compassion to the families he serves in the community he loves.
Patrick Atencio, Funeral Director
Length of Employment: March, 2014
Patrick graduated from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1986. After passing the National Board and the California State Board, he moved back to Colorado and was hired by Swan-Law Funeral Directors in Colorado Springs where he worked for 22 years. In addition to being a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, he is also a Colorado Mortuary Science Practitioner and has been an active member of the Colorado Funeral Directors Association since 1987. In 1996 (while continuing his position as a Funeral Director) Patrick joined DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team- a division of FEMA and DHHS) as a Mortuary Officer. In this role, Patrick has helped in the recovery and identification efforts during 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, Haiti Earthquake, and the Joplin Tornado as well as many airline disasters and other mass fatality incidents. He continues to respond whenever the need or situation arises.
Patrick is a Longmont native. After graduation from Longmont High School, he attended Colorado State University ultimately transferring to the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. After 22 years working at Swan-Law, Patrick began the most important role in his life as a stay-at-home Dad for his beautiful little girl, Francesca. In January of 2010, he relocated to the Broomfield area. In the Spring of 2014 Francesca began her first full-time kindergarten year. Subsequently, Patrick joined Howe Mortuary.
Patrick enjoys spending time and traveling with Francesca. His hobbies include golf and photography and is a huge fan of the Denver Broncos and New York Yankees. In his spare time Patrick is also a model with Donna Baldwin Agency in Denver.
Patrick and Francesca currently live in the Vista Ridge subdivision of Erie, CO.
Barb Weber, Business Support Administrator
Barb (Jessen) Weber is a Colorado native, born in Greeley, moving to Longmont in 1955. She attended Mountain View Elementary School, Longmont Jr. High and graduated from Longmont High School in 1970. She joined the Howe Mortuary staff in 1994 after raising a family and working for the City of Longmont for almost ten years. Barb had a lifelong interest in funeral service, fostered by her father who had that interest as well. After the loss of her son Adam in 1992, Barb decided it was time to pursue a career in funeral service because she wanted to be able to offer comfort and a kind word to those who’d experienced a similar loss. Barb is the business support administrator and is the first person anyone talks to when they call or come through the door.
Shera Quincannon, Crematory Specialist
Shera is a Longmont native. After completing her education, she began working in the health care industry, working at a number of health care centers prior to making the decision to attend Arapahoe Community College and pursue a degree in Mortuary Science. She has been with Howe for several years and is now our full time crematory operator.
Christy Angevine, Support Staff
Christy is a Longmont native that was raised on a farm on the northeast side of town. She attended Mead Elementary, Mead Middle School and Skyline High School. Christy started her career in funeral service after a long career in fleet sales with Fisher Honda in Boulder.
Christy lives in Longmont with her Fiance, Eric, children TJ and Blake, as well as their two dogs. She enjoys reading, snowboarding, walks with the dogs, and pinteresting.
Ginger Brown, Support Staff
Chuck Bowland, Support Staff
Length of Employment: Since 2001
Chuck Bowland is a native of Colorado. He was born, raised, and taught for many years in Wray, CO. He decided to change careers and completed the mortuary program at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO. He passed the national board exam given by The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards and holds a Mortuary Science Practitioner certificate from the Colorado Funeral Service Board. Chuck has worked at mortuaries in Wray and Burlington, CO and for the Howe Mortuaries in Longmont, Lafayette, and Boulder.
Chuck is married to Joyce, a retired teacher. Joyce's family has lived in Longmont for over thirty years. He has two children, Allyson and Tim.
Chuck and Joyce are active in their church, participating in the choir and serving in church leadership. Chuck and Joyce enjoy traveling, taking cruises and spending time with family.
Ron Knopp, Support Staff
Ron is a second-generation Colorado native, born in Ft. Collins. Ron graduated from Longmont High School and enjoyed a 37-year career with the United States Postal Service. Ron was Longmont’s first letter carrier to deliver mail via bicycle.
In addition to his Postal career Ron has been a part time licensed Funeral Director helping families in their time of need since 1994.
Ron has served on the board of directors for the Longmont Humane Society, and the Longmont Emergency unit, serving as Deputy Chief. Ron currently serves on the board of directors for the Longmont Learning Center of Human Anatomy.
Ron is an avid long-distance cyclist and a part time bicycle mechanic.
Ron has been married to Nicki since 1973 and has a daughter and son-in-law living nearby.
Jennifer Pierce, Support Staff
Jennifer was born and raised in Longmont, joining the Howe Mortuary team in 2010. She has spent fifteen years in nursing and brings that experience, care and compassion with her. Her friendliness and upbeat personality make everyone feel welcome and valued. Jennifer is married to Shawn, a Longmont firefighter, and together they have raised 5 daughters.
Bonnie Stephens, Kitchen Angel
Connie Wills, Pre Planning and Aftercare Counselor