Howard L. Chappell, 78, entered into the presence of his Lord and Savior on January 3, 2023. He was a lifelong resident of Albuquerque, NM, born April 29, 1944, to Richard and Juanita Chappell. Howard was a graduate of Highland High School and served in the U.S. Army (1965-1967). He retired as a member of Sheet Metal Local 49 and was a long-time member of Tramway Community Church. Howard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sandy; his daughter Jennifer (Peter) Luna; and brother Wayne (Jacky) Chappell. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Marilyn Sampson; and his son, James Richard Chappell. Howard’s hobby was his devotion to his loving granddaughters, Randi (Josh) Hedberg; Morgan (Justin) Tinnin; Shelby (Logan) Borzekofski; Makayla Luna; Maria (Riley) Schaeffer; Peyton Walker; and three great grandchildren, Corvin and Brook Borzekofski; and Jaxon Hedberg. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Raylene Sampson, Andrew Chappell, Wayne Chappell, and Megan Chappell. A memorial service will be held Monday, July 3, 2023, at Tramway Community Church followed by an interment at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, NM.