Howard S. Barden

Howard S. Barden

MADISON-Howard S. Barden, age 71, of Madison, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017.

After graduating from Old Town High School in Maine, he received his Bachelor’s Degree from Brown University, attended Harvard University and received his PhD in Biological Anthropology from UW Madison. Howard was a professor at UICC, then worked in Medical Genetics at the UW Madison, and spent the majority of his rewarding career using his talents as a Senior Scientist for Lunar Corporation/GE Lunar Healthcare. Howard enjoyed biking, the arts, the Wisconsin Badgers, gardening, nature, traveling and reading. Special places in his heart included Madison, Martha’s Vineyard, Hawaii, and Maine.

Most important to Howard was his family which included his wife, Lindy, his daughter, Sarah E. (Tom) Becker; son, Andrew S. (Carissa) Barden; three granddaughters, Emily, Katherine, and Sophia Becker; two grandsons, Jackson and Harrison Barden; sister, GeeGee Barden; brother, Albie Barden; and many extended family. Howard was preceded in death by parents, Elizabeth and Albert Barden, Jr.

Memorial services will be held at FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF CHRIST, 1609 University Ave, Madison, at 10 a.m., on Thursday, March 2, 2017, with the Rev. Eldonna Hazen presiding. A time of gathering will follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

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