Howard's first wife was Ardeanah Young and they were married in Hardin, MT 4 May 1936. They divorced before 1958. Ardeanah then married John Naber. Ardeanah was born in Palaside, CO and died 19 Jun 1994 in Kalispell, MT.
Howard and his second wife, Elta A. Altenburg (nee Ingram), were married 11 Dec 1957 in Sandpoint, ID. Marriage information states he was born in Winnett, MT and she was born in Valier, MT.