Joyce Ann Howard
Date of Birth
June 12, 1951
Tecumseh, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
August 18, 2014
Omaha, Nebraska
Memorial Service

Friday, August 22, 2014 ~ 11:00 a.m.
Riverview Community Church ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Private Interment

Memorials

In Care of the Family

Joyce Ann Howard, 63 of Ashland, NE, entered into rest on Monday, August 18, 2014 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She was born June 12, 1951 in Tecumseh, NE to Clarence and Alice (Johnson) Sobotta. Joyce attended St. Patrick School and then graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1969. On April 13, 1985, she was united in marriage to Ken Howard at the American Lutheran Church in Ashland. Joyce worked at AT&T in Omaha for 30 years until her retirement in 2012.

Joyce was a member of the American Legion #129 Auxiliary. She loved riding her bike with grandkids and she always loved traveling. Spending time outdoors in the summer months, usually without shoes, brought her enjoyment. She enjoyed going to the beach, camping, and boating. Joyce loved visiting with friends and most of all spending time with her family.

She is survived by husband, Ken Howard; children, Tanya (Sean) Brauckmuller of Ashland and Mindy (Joe Erdkamp) Mahoney of Omaha; grandchildren, Zane, Wyatt, Kade, Jaden, and Ryder; mother, Alice Sobotta of Lincoln; sister, Judy (Kenny) Maresh of Lincoln; nephew, Larry Lohmann.

Preceded in death by father, Clarence Sobotta.

Condolences for Joyce Ann Howard
  1. Ken and Kathy Broz
    • August 19, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Losing someone so young is a loss that is hard to cope with but your mom knows you are all strong and will put your lives in Gods care. God bless and know she is with The Lord in Heaven.

  2. Nancy and Bob Elliott
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through such a devastating time…didnt know Joyce very well but was always impressed with her when I did see her..Know that you have soo many people to turn to at this time so please allow them to help you…She will live in the hearts of those she touched…Keep her memories in your heart and her laughter in your mind and she will live on forever….

  3. Dave and Jody Johnson
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless and may you find peace in the memories you have of Joyce.

  4. Donna Ingram
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    My prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. She is now the angel that will watch over all of you.

  5. Stefanie Christensen
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken and family, My thoughts and prayers are with during this time! Please know we’re here for you and let us know if you need anything! She will always be watching over you and the memories will live on forever in your hearts!

  6. Fred Thayer
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please reach out if I can help in any way.

  7. Jim Morbach
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken, I am so sorry for you and your family. We are sending thoughts and prayers your way!

  8. Roger and Brandi Peterson
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken, Tanya, Mindy and Family,
    We were deeply saddened to hear of Joyce’s passing. She was such a fun, loving woman. She will be dearly missed. Words cannot express the sorrow we feel for all of you during this difficult time. We are Praying you will find comfort in the memories you have of her. We are thinking of you and praying God will wrap his arms around all of you and hold you tightly.

  9. Fred Perchal
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken and family…I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your wife/mother. May you all find comfort in the many memories you have.

    Fred Perchal

  10. Roy Shaffar
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    My deepest sympathy to you and your family Ken. Cherish the memories to help you get though this most difficult time.

  11. Tim and Julie Mogler
    • August 20, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken and Family: Our thoughts are with you all! She will always watch over all of you and remain close in your hearts!!

  12. Kellie & Frank Ford
    • August 21, 2014 - 7 years ago

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  13. Brandon Williams and family
    • August 21, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken, Mindy, Tanya, and entire family: I’m so very sorry and saddened to have heard of the passing of Joyce. She was always a very wonderful and amazing woman and she will for sure be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  14. Elisha Bartel-Callison
    • August 21, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken & Family… We are thinking of you and praying that the beautiful memories you have of Joyce will comfort you through this difficult journey… Lots of Love, Elisha & Amanda Bartel-Callison

  15. Corin Flood-Josoff
    • August 22, 2014 - 7 years ago

    Ken and Family….My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you all find comfort in the memories you have of Joyce.

  16. Ginger Rist
    • August 22, 2014 - 7 years ago

    My dear friend. I miss you so much. I will meet with you one day again. To Ken, Tanya, Mindy , Alice and family. My heart and prayers go out to all of you. Love

  17. Shirley Blankenfeld
    • April 11, 2015 - 7 years ago

    So sorry to hear of her passing

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