Brenda J. Howe
1948 - 2019
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Brenda J. Howe

Dover - Surrounded by her loving family, Brenda Jean (Dehoff) Howe went Home to be with her Heavenly Father Thursday evening, May 9, 2019. She joins her loved ones who preceded her in death, her brother Jeffrey L. Dehoff, her mother Nancy J. (Metz) Dehoff, and her father Sterling C. Dehoff.

Brenda was born at her family home in York on June 2, 1948. As a young girl, Brenda enjoyed countless camping and beach trips with her large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Brenda played the clarinet in the marching band and was a member of the York High Class of 1966. She has remained close with so many classmates. She attended Shippensburg University. Brenda married her junior high school sweetheart, Terry E. Howe, on August 28, 1971. They have been married for 48 years. They have two daughters, Tammy J. (Howe) Stephens- Meisenhelter of York and Wendy J. Howe of Dover. From camping, to beach vacations, and regular weekly family dinners, Brenda always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Brenda was a lifetime member of Dover Area Women of Today. She enjoyed leadership positions and serving her community, as well as, meeting lifelong friends. Brenda was employed by Goodling Oil Company. She left that job to stay home and raise her two girls and provide in home day care for other children. When she returned to the workforce, she joined Terry at GTE as a dispatcher. They retired from GTE at age 51 and enjoyed traveling. While Terry enjoyed many days of golfing, Brenda still enjoyed working. She worked at Anesthesia Associates and met another circle of lifelong girlfriends. When she left full time work, she enjoyed working with her brother a few days a week at Slothower Machine shop in the office. Brenda enjoyed reading and could always be found with a book in her hand or close by. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending their sporting events of baseball, basketball, and soccer - she never did get a true understanding of the game of soccer, but she was there cheering them on regardless! She loved the beach and the sunshine, and her final resting place will include both.

Brenda is survived by her husband Terry, her daughter Wendy, her daughter Tammy and her husband Greg A. Meisenhelter, five grandchildren - Cameron J. Stephens, MacKenzie B. Stephens, Jaxson C. Meisenhelter, Cassidy M. Meisenhelter, Aiden C. Meisenhelter, and three granddogs - Skyla Blu, Lola and Lulu.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Faith U.C.C., 509 Pacific Avenue, York, Pennsylvania. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 AM. A luncheon will be provided immediately following the service at the church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Brenda and her parents to Faith U.C.C., the American Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer's Association.

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Published in York Daily Record on May 13, 2019.
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May 16, 2019
Terry - Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Brenda always had a smile on her face. She will be missed.
Lana Kilgore
May 14, 2019
Terry, I was Blessed to see Brenda at the VFW for dinner with Hugs and Kisses and laughter, I loved her, Gertie Cutlip
May 13, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember working with Brenda when GTE. Such a great person. Stay strong

Donna Hoachlander
Donna Hoachlander
May 13, 2019
Tammy, Wendy,Terry. I can't tell you how much your mom meant to me. She will always have a special place in my heart. My love and prayers are with you all. Sherry and Randy Snyder
Sherry Snyder
May 13, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and the family.
Robin & Brad
Calabash, NC
May 13, 2019

My condolences to you and your family. Hopefully remembering all the good times you shared together will help you through this difficult time.

An old classmate & coworker,

Rich Anthony
Chesterfield, MO
May 13, 2019
Terry and family,

So sorry to hear about Brenda.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Lynn and Barry Loucks
May 13, 2019
Terry, Tammy and Wendy and families~

It is an honor to have grown up knowing Brenda and your family, I know my life was better and brighter because of all of you. Brenda was such an amazing person and mother and I feel blessed to have been a part of her journey. We love you and send hugs to all of you.

Donna, Ryland and Bryton
Donna Burns
May 13, 2019
VERY sorry for your loss T❣
Denny Alwine
May 13, 2019
Terry, I only met Brenda briefly at the office on some of your visits, but she was always a joy to talk with. I am very sorry to hear of her passing and will keep you and your family in my prayers during this difficult time..
Lisa ( Roche) Contino
May 13, 2019

Sending thoughts and prayers for everyone. As Heart strings tug today may sweet memories fill your tomorrows.

Lee and I had the pleasure of working with Brenda at GTE. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for everyone. She will be missed.

Linda and Lee Knaub
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