February 15, 1919 – September 9, 2013
Hazel Veirlyn Howard, 94, of Ankeny passed away peacefully on September 9, 2013.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday September 13, 2013, at Ankeny First United Methodist Church. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Hazel was born to Edwin and Norma Johnson, at their home, northeast of Aurelia, Iowa. Hazel was married to the love of her life, R. Ivan Howard on January 25, 1943.
Together, Ivan and Hazel built several new homes, traveled quite extensively, and maintained a large garden, which they both enjoyed. After Ivan passed away in 1987, Hazel still traveled and enjoyed working in her church.
She loved helping others, and was active in the Ankeny First United Methodist Church, Unity Club, Tri T, Chapter BR, United Methodist Women and Martha’s Circle.
Hazel will be greatly missed by her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Janet Johnson (Mark); two granddaughters, Andrea Riemenschneider (Jeffrey), and Patrice Davis (Bryan); five great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Megan Riemenschneider, Jackson, Colby and Marisa Davis; her sister Jeannette Buckingham; nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivan, her parents, and two sisters.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ankeny First United Methodist Church.Information provided by: Memorial Services of Iowa 4208 North Ankeny Blvd Ankeny, IA 50023 515.964.0592 www.memorialservicesofiowa.com