Lois (Bushnell) Howarth(1921 - 2013)

Lois Bushnell Howarth

Lois Bushnell Howarth, age 92, passed away on September 5, 2013, surrounded by loved ones at Family Health West.

Lois was born on August 11, 1921, to Blanche and William Bushnell in Sioux Falls, SD. She graduated from Washington Senior High School in 1939. She attended Augustana College until going to work for Davenport & Evans, Attorneys at Law. Lois was united in marriage to Albert W. Howarth on August 18, 1944, and they celebrated life together for 59 years, raising three children.

Lois is survived by her children, Bill Howarth of Clearwater, FL; Mary (Mike) Suiter of Billings, MT; Connie (Dan) Rosenthal of Grand Junction, CO; grandchildren, Tiffany (Joe) Myers; Jody (Shaun) Reichenbach; Sonja (Mike) Harris; Krista (Mike) Allen, and Jessica Rosenthal; 11 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Lois was preceded in death by her husband, Al; sisters, Cleo Anderson and Bernice Thorson; grandsons, Aaron Howarth and Isaac Howarth.

Lois had many "extended family members"...those that enriched her life in innumerable ways. These special people included her Round-Robin Girls, First United Methodist Church in Sioux Falls, SD, Jane Addams School staff and students in Sioux Falls where she worked for 20 years; staff and residents at The Commons in Grand Junction, CO where she lived from March 2003 to November 2012, staff and residents at Family Health West in Fruita, CO that touched her life in the past year, and, finally the gentle care provided by Hope West (formerly Hospice & Palliative Care). Our family is deeply grateful to each of you for all the love you shared with our Mother.

Mom was loving, caring and always sharing her heart. She had a way of making others laugh. She was the light of our lives.

A service will be held at 11:00 a.m. October 5, 2013, at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction.

Memorial contributions to Hope West, 3090B North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

Funeral Home

Callahan-Edfast Mortuary & Crematory Inc
2515 Patterson Rd Grand Junction, CO 81505
(970) 243-2450

Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 3, 2013