Joyce B. Howell

  • "We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Joyce. She &..."
    - Jackie Neunaber-Kern
  • "Vicki & Wayne, so sorry to hear about your mother. I'll be..."
    - Dawn David
  • "With love to my mother, Cindy"
    - Cynthia Austin
  • "My mom was an exceptional human being. She was loved by..."
    - Cynthia Austin
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    - Vicki H Potter

Joyce B. Howell (Helen Joyce Byrum), age 90, passed away peacefully in her Sacramento home on December 25, 2018. She was born to Harold Scott Byrum and Bertie Dula Ward in Holly Grove Township, North Carolina at home on the family farm as the youngest of ten children. She is survived by Charles, her beloved husband of 72 years; her daughters, Cynthia (Lyle) Austin and Vicki (Wayne) Potter; grandchildren, Tamara Osburn, Meredith (David) Hurtado, Lindsey (Chris) Sunderlin, and Christina Backeberg. She was the great-grandmother of nine and great-great-grandmother of three. A Celebration of Life service and reception will be held at 11 am on Monday, January 21 at Christ Community Church in Carmichael. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Salvation Army.
Published in The Sacramento Bee from Jan. 6 to Jan. 13, 2019
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