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“I will always remember Denise soothing Mike to sleep in his stroller. I have wonderful, happy memories of Denise. I'm sure the world will miss her....Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Fran Haas - Neighbor

“Our prayers are with your family. May Nesie rest in peace ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Ron Bell - Mondamin, IA

“For Denise:You were a daughter, a sister and a unique and loving person who lived each day with a joy that only few people ever know. It may have...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Cynthia Stephenson-Gibbs - NC

“I am so sorry for your loss. I have loving memories of a Denise In the two years that I spent in Iowa City and weekends at the Howard House. My...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Terri Fuller-Bever - Marietta, GA

“So sorry Drew---your are in our thoughts and prayers ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Joanne Fisher - Missouri Valley, IA

“OMGOSH Drew. I'm so sorry to see this. If there is anything I can do please let me know ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Davis - Mo. Valley, IA

“So sorry to hear ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Shirley Spaustat - Pueblo, CO

“So Very Very Sorry ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Patty & Tom Niedermyer - Magnolia, IA

“I am so sorry for your loss. Just saw your FB post. Thinking of your family! ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Naomi Doering - Indianola, IA

“So sorry for your loss.3GkM ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Karen Iversen - Pisgah, IA

“Prayers for the Howard family ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy Lagois - Spirit lake, IA

“You touched many of our lives Denise...rest in peace ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Sharri-Barb Fletcher - Omaha, NE


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Denise Lanette Howard was born on February 27, 1953 in Pisgah, Iowa to Everette and Carolyn (Carrigan) Howard. In 1959, Denise became a resident of the Woodward State Hospital in Woodward, Iowa. During the time she was in Woodward she would spend almost six months at home with her family. In August of 1977, she returned to Davenport to live with her parents. She worked at a handicap developmental center for a number of years.

Denise loved to mow the lawn, drive her golf cart, work on jigsaw puzzles and watch Wheel of Fortune. Her biggest thrill in life was hearing and seeing trains.

Denise died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at her home south of Pisgah surrounded by her family at the age of 64 years, two months and 20 days.

Denise was preceded in death by her father and brother, Lyle Eugene "Gene" Howard. She is survived by her mother, Carolyn Howard of Pisgah, Iowa; two brothers, Drew Howard of Pisgah, Iowa and Lynn Howard of Bellevue, Nebraska; one nephew, Nathan Patrick Howard of Raleigh, North Carolina; one great nephew; two great nieces and other relatives and friends.