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In Memory of

Ruth Carolyn Howard

March 31, 1942 - January 29, 2018

Obituary


HICKORY- Ruth H. Howard, 75, of Hickory passed away at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Monday, January 29, 2018. Born Ruth Carolyn Housel in Buffalo, NY, on March 31, 1942, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Gertrude Russell Housel. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Edith Brown and a brother William Housel. Ruth was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church Mo-Synod. She is survived by her husband Joseph "Joe" Howard of the home; daughter Judith Gibson and husband Gabe of Cypress, TX; sons...

HICKORY- Ruth H. Howard, 75, of Hickory passed away at Catawba Valley Medical Center on Monday, January 29, 2018. Born Ruth Carolyn Housel in Buffalo, NY, on March 31, 1942, she was the daughter of the late William Franklin and Gertrude Russell Housel. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her sister Edith Brown and a brother William Housel. Ruth was a member of St. Stephens Lutheran Church Mo-Synod. She is survived by her husband Joseph "Joe" Howard of the home; daughter Judith Gibson and husband Gabe of Cypress, TX; sons Joseph "Joey" Howard and wife Alice of Newton, Jeffery Howard of Hickory, and Jeremy Howard and wife Yvette of Los Lunas, NM; grandchildren Taylor Santos and Harley Gibson; great grandchildren Kennedie Santos and Keegan Santos; brother Richard Housel of Golden CO, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hickory Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Stephens Lutheran Church Mo-Synod with Reverend Dave Guelzow officiating.
Burial will follow at church cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to Western North Carolina Via de Chriso c/o St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 2304 Springs Road NE, Hickory, NC 28601.