Harry “Wayne” Powell

Sept. 15, 1946-June 20, 2021

Harry “Wayne” Powell

of San Diego, California

(formerly of Minot)

passed away June 20,

2021, in San Diego, after

fighting cancer for over

two years. Wayne was

born in Ottawa, Ontario,

Canada, on September 15,

1946, to the late Harry

and Gladys (Sharpe)

Powell. In June of 1969,

he married Ann Marie

Harrington of San Diego.

Wayne graduated from

Minot High School in

1964. He attended and

graduated from Minot

State University in 1968

with a teaching degree in

Social Studies. Shortly

thereafter, he moved to

San Diego where he began

teaching elementary

school. Wayne went on to

earn a Master’s Degree in

Geography and studied

cartography at San Diego

State. He loved computers

and advanced his position

with various school sys-

tems by adding technolo-

gy to his resume. He was

active in Computer Users

in Education and won one

of their few state

awards-the Golden Disc.

Eventually he became

Director of Educational

Technology for Monterey

School District, the posi-

tion from which he retired

in 2008.

Hobbies Wayne en-

joyed included photogra-

phy, hiking, wilderness

hiking and camping, and

mountain biking. He was

an active member of the

Sierra Club. He never lost

his love of history.

Wayne volunteered at a

variety of museums in-

cluding the Military

Museum at The Presidio.

He especially enjoyed giv-

ing tours at the Point Pi-

nos Lighthouse near Mon-

terey. It is the oldest light-

house on the West Coast.

Surviving are his wife,

Ann (nee Harrington) of

San Diego, and stepson

Daniel Emery of El Cajon,

CA.; three siblings, Dave

(wife Deb) of Fargo, Karen

(husband Gerry) Lunn of

Detroit Lakes, MN, and

Judi (husband George)

Wood of Monon, Indiana;

uncle Denys (wife Betty)

Powell of Weslaco, TX,

aunt Monica Powell of

Minot; and several

nieces, nephews, cousins

and friends.

Wayne was preceded in

death by his parents. A

graveside burial service

was held in San Diego on

June 30,2021. Con-

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