Ronald N. Howe

At Large

Ronald N. Howe has been a member of the Manteca community since before he was born. He is a descendent of the Overshiner Pioneer Family, which was one of the first families coming to California in the 1850''s. J.J. Overshiner built the first store building in Manteca in 1901.

Ron grew up in the Salinas area, graduating from Salinas High School in 1951. He was brought to Manteca, eventually, and became a long-time member of this community through his employment with Best; Occidental Chemical Co; J.R. Simplot. He spent 27 years working for those companies before retiring in 1997 after serving in a number of areas.

It is not surprising, coming from a family with a rich history of our area that Ron strives to continue the memory of our local history through his involvement with the Manteca Histoncal Society and Museum.

Ron’s Historical Society achievements include:
• Charter member of the Manteca Historical Society;
• First Treasurer of the Manteca Historical Society;
• Continuous service on the Society’s Board since 1990;
• Past Society President (served 7 consecutive years);
• Co-Leader of the "Tuesday Crew" which designs Museum displays;
• Chairs or Co.Chairs two major fund-raisers annually;
• Frequent speaker to local groups and neighboring communities; and
• Museum Docent.

His Community Achievements include:
• Board Member of the Manteca Murai Society;
• Manteca Convention and Visitors Bureau Committee Member;
• Assisted with organizing the Annual Ag Tour for 27 years:
• Designed the booth for Chiidren''s Art in the Park;
• Participation in floats for the Fourth of July and Christmas Parades; and
• Assists residents in keeping medical appointments.

Ron has been the backbone for these important community functions. He is truly one of the unsung heroes that make a community great. Because of his selfless service, Ronald N. Howe deserves our recognition as a member of the list of 2006 Manteca Hall of Fame Inductees.