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Reverend Howard Dean Quiett

Find them, love them, fellowship them.
This was the model of evangelism of Reverend
Howard Dean Quiett who went home to the Lord on
January 17, 2023. Howard was born September 4,
1934 on a Texas farm in Scurry County four miles
east of the Dunn Community to Houston and Garnett
Quiett. Howard attended Dunn Schools for seven
years until Scurry County Schools consolidated
in 1948. He graduated in 1953 from Snyder High
Howard married Frances Reed on July 24, 1954.
From this union came three children: Mrs. Cindy
Woodard and husband Darrell of Vernon, Mr. Reggie
Quiett and wife Marianne of Vernon, and Dr. Missy
May¿ eld and husband Britt of Vernon. Howard was
devoted to his family and he and Frances were proud
to witness their children’s successes in their respective ¿ elds of service. He was
grandfather to seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
Howard was licensed to preach in 1955 by a Methodist District Conference.
In March of 1956, while attending McMurry University in Abilene, he was
appointed pastor at Nugent Methodist Church on the banks of the Brazos River.
He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from McMurry in 1959 and a Master
of Divinity degree from Southern Methodist University in 1963. Howard’s
appointments to ministry included Texas churches such as Nugent/Anson Bethel
Memorial, Caps Methodist near Abilene, Avoca Methodist, Aspermont Methodist,
Shallowater Methodist, Canadian Methodist, Quanah Methodist where a new
church was built, Dimmitt Methodist, Denver City Methodist, and Colorado City
Methodist. After 42 years of active ministry, he retired in 1997 in Vernon, Texas.
Howard’s long service in the Northwest Texas Conference of the Methodist
Church included leadership through District and Conference Boards of Ministry,
District Audit Committee, and Butman Methodist Camp Board. He also proudly
served as a school board member for Denver City ISO.
He was a Master Mason in the AF and AM Masonic lodges in Shallowater and
Vernon. He became a 32° Mason in the Scottish Rite Lodge of Dallas in 1967 and
was a charter member of the Lubbock Scottish Rite Lodge.
Howard was preceded in death by his wife, Frances Quiett, in 2019. A graveside
service for Howard was held in Wilbarger Memorial Park at 10 a.m. on Friday,
January 20, 2023 with o൶ ciating pastors Reverend Tom Long of Saint Luke’s
Methodist Church of Midland and Reverend Anthony Inman of First Methodist of
Vernon o൶ ciating.
Visitation was Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sullivan
Funeral Home.
Memorials can be made to the Frances Quiett Memorial Scholarship at First
Methodist Church in Vernon, Texas.

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