Howard Ray Harvey

Howard Ray Harvey, 80, of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, at his home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 1, at Calvary Lutheran Church in Scottsbluff with Pastor Brauer officiating. At his request, cremation was held.

Memorials may be given to Prairie Haven Hospice or to Calvary Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made by visiting

Howard was born June 1, 1932, at home in Sundance, Wyoming, to Sidney and Clara (Cole) Harvey. While attending Sundance High School he was a three sport athlete and continued his education and athletic career at Casper Community College and Black Hills State College. Howard enlisted in the Marine Corp, and trained as an officer at Camp Upshur in Virginia, until the Korean War came to an end. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned to Black Hills State and graduated with a Business degree.

He married Audrey Arithson on June 1, 1953 in Bowman, North Dakota. They soon moved to Casper, Wyoming, where one daughter and two sons were born. Howard worked as an accountant for Ohio Oil Co. and the Pittsburg Des Moines Steel Co. He and his family moved to Scottsbluff in 1960 to pursue his entrepreneurial skills in the bowling business, establishing the Crown Lanes. In 1978, Howard built and opened the Orange Bowl, where he continued in the bowling business for 39 years. After retirement, Howard worked as a lab courier for Regional West Medical Center until 2011.

Howard’s priorities revolved around his grandchildren. He loved to attend and support them in their extracurricular and academic endeavors. He was a member of the Elks and Calvary Lutheran Church, and enjoyed bowling, hunting, fishing, and the company of his friends and loved ones.

Survivors include his wife, Audrey; sons, Mike (Susan) Harvey and Steve (Sheryl) Harvey of Scottsbluff; grandchildren, Nick (Abbie) Harvey and sons Jaxson and Tyson of Elkhorn, Nebraska; Marcus (Nicole) Harvey and daughter Halle of Kearney, Nebraska; Scott (Alyssa) Harvey and daughter Elsie of Grain Valley, Missouri; Sarah Harvey of Phoenix, Arizona; Rachel Harvey of Kearney; Sam Harvey of New York, New York; step-grandchildren, Logan Steele of Omaha, Nebraska; Shelby Steele of Lincoln, Nebraska; brothers-in-law, Bob Olsen, Keith Droullard, Rodger (Ramona) Arithson, Dwight Arithson and David (Lynda) Arithson; sisters-in-law, Syneva Arithson, Lynn (David) Rathbun, Jane (Doug) Rogers, and Jeannette (Dick) Blair; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Preceding Howard in death were his parents, Sidney and Clara; daughter, Carolyn Ruth Harvey; and sister, Harriett Moberg; brothers-in-law, Jim Arithson, Don Arithson; sisters-in-law, Ruth (Arithson) Olsen, Eileen (Arithson) Droullard, Elinor (Arithson) Nickelson.