Howard Dwight Bartlow

September 29, 1946 ~ September 3, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old

Howard Bartlow Obituary

In Loving Memory of Howard Dwight Bartlow was born on September 29, 1946 and passed away in Nampa on  September 3, 2023.

A Celebration of Howard’s life will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at the Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 3001 12th Ave. Rd. in Nampa under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. An online guest book is available at

Born in Walla Walla, Washington, to Don and Ila Mae Bartlow, Howard and his three siblings, Gary, Barbie, and Murray, grew up in the small farming town of Pomeroy, Washington. Growing up on a farm, and surrounded by extended family, Howard was instilled with the virtue of a strong work ethic which would play a significant role in his life.

Howard's quest for knowledge led him to Northwest Nazarene College (University), where he received a degree in Engineering Physics in 1968. It was during these formative years that he laid the foundation for his future as a ground-breaking engineer in the field of high-powered RF amplifiers. His innovative contributions, including over 25 patents, would go on to shape and advance the technological cutting edge, leaving an indelible mark on the industry.

On March 18, 1972, Howard married Carol Jean Sornson. They welcomed three wonderful children into their lives: Brian, Debbie, and Rebecca. Howard was a loving and dedicated father who demonstrated to his children his love of the Lord, strong work ethic, and integrity. Howard's life was further enriched by the presence of his nine beloved grandchildren, who brought boundless joy and laughter to his days. He cherished every moment spent with them, finding immense pride and happiness in their accomplishments and milestones.

Howard was a man of many talents and interests. He had a deep passion for basketball, enjoying both watching local games and playing noon ball with the NNU community every chance he could get, even at age 75! He also loved spending time at the family cabin where he liked working on projects and enjoyed soaking in the stunning views. Howard showed love to friends and family in need by quickly lending a helping hand at every opportunity. Perhaps more memorable than his accomplishments and hobbies was his endless supply of jokes, usually resulting in groans, smiles and laughter. 

Though Howard is no longer with us, his memory lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

Howard is survived by his wife, Carol Bartlow, his children, Brian and Angie Bartlow, Debbie and Ryan Brown, Rebecca and Byron Henrickson, and his grandchildren, Ally, Parker, and Audrey Bartlow, Zac and Reagan Brown, and Owen, Riley, Caleb, and Isaac Henrickson.

Finally, the family would especially like to thank all of the caregivers who gave so much of themselves caring for Howard.

The family suggest that memorial contributions be made to the NNU Engineering Department, 623 University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686.


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Celebration of Life
September 23, 2023

10:00 AM
Bethel Church of the Nazarene (Nampa Idaho)


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