Age 91, of Shoreview Born Montreal, Quebec, Canada, died peacefully on August 6, 2021. She is survived by children Brian (Cheryl), Barry (Sue) and Beth (Mohammed) Mahmoud; eight grandchildren Kara (Dave) Janiga, Spencer (Marjorie) Howell, Kelsey (Nick) Gunderson, Preston (Claire) Howell, Colin Howell (fiancée Nimmy Koshy), Yusef (La'Deija Franklin), Sofian (Samara Almonte) and Anyssa Mahmoud; eight great grandchildren; her twin sister Nina (Frank) Saunders, and numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband Gordon; parents Olga and Akust; siblings Alexander, Leo, Margaret, Lord and grandson Brant. Nita worked at the Bell Telephone Company in both Canada & Minnesota supporting Gordon through graduate school and enjoyed traveling with Gordon on many trips. She was a para at Valentine Hills school before retiring, a D.B. Dahlstrom's sales woman, volunteered in churches, hospitals, schools and Dayton's, and lovingly cared for Gordon for six years before his passing. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial gifts can be directed to the Dr. Gordon P. Howell and Nita B. Howell Scholarship fund at Bethel University in Arden Hills, or Salem Covenant Church, New Brighton, MN.
Published by Pioneer Press from Aug. 11 to Aug. 18, 2021.