Vary Family

Howard B. VAN HEUKLYNAge: 82 years19222004

Given names
Howard B.
Birth August 27, 1922
Death of a wifeVera Jean VARY
July 17, 1997 (Age 74 years)
Death November 17, 2004 (Age 82 years)
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Birth: August 27, 1922Glendale, Los Angeles, California, USA
Death: November 17, 2004Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, USA


Van Heuklyn, Howard B. Howard Van Heuklyn, prominent architect and artist, passed away November 17, 2004 at his home in Pasadena at the age of 82. Howard designed many churches, schools, universities, shopping malls, hospitals, and medical office buildings. His designs included Religious Science churches in Redondo Beach and Glendale. He prepared master plans and designed several campus structures for Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Principia College in Missouri, Pierce College, Cal State Fullerton and UCLA. Howard was born in Glendale, California on August 27, 1922. He joined the army during World War II and traveled the world. Much of his tour of duty was spent in China where he used his artistic talents to draw aerial maps. He later earned his degree in architecture at USC. An active alumnus of Alpha Rho Chi, he was honored with Silver Medal Award in January, 2003. He married a talented young concert singer, Vera Jean Vary, in 1950 and together they were active in the Glendale Symphony Orchestra Association for many years until her death in 1997. Howard was active in Religious Science throughout his life. He studied under Earnest Holmes, the founder of Religious Science, and was an intern practitioner in his later years. Howard served on the board of trustees of the Glendale Salvation Army Corps for over 35 years and received the prestigious Others award for 1993. After retiring as an architect, Howard devoted his energies to creating beautiful pencil drawings, first in black and white and later in color. Some of his artistry appears in a recently published book on I Ching. While his accomplishments in architecture and art are numerous, Howard's love for all humanity is probably his most wondrous gift. He had a way of treating everyone he met with love and dignity and always chose to see the very best in others. Howard will be remembered as a father, gentleman, friend and mentor to all who were fortunate to have known him. Howard is survived by his daughter, Lisa Pike, and grandchildren, Brandon and Mackenzie Pike of Pasadena. He is also survived by a brother, Donald, of Lake Hughes, California. A memorial service will be held at the Redondo Beach Church of Religious Science, 907 Knob Hill Avenue, Redondo Beach on December 8, 2004 at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers the family suggests a donation to the Howard Van Heuklyn Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 10008, Glendale, CA 91209 or to the Glendale Salvation Army Corps. Published in the Los Angeles Times on Dec. 3, 2004