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Denise L Howard

September 8, 1956 — March 5, 2020

Denise Lorraine (Yocom) Howard, 63, of Callaway, Nebraska, passed away on March 5, 2020, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney, due to complications from cancer/pneumonia. Denise was born on September 8, 1956, to James and Hazel (Lloyd) Yocom at Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato, California. She graduated in 1974 from Calaveras High School in San Andreas, California. In 1975, she entered the US Air Force Reserve and entered active duty in 1976. While serving her 20-year career as an aircraft technician and administration specialist, Denise lived in California, New Mexico, West Germany, New Jersey and Kansas. She retired as a Technical Sergeant in 1996. Denise married John Howard on April 22, 1988. They would have been married 32 years. She liked to travel, visit with her family, camping, and knitting small things for her children and grandchildren. Most of all, she liked quiet times, reading and watching TV with John. Denise also loved listening to country and Christian music. After retirement, she was actively involved in the Callaway American Legion, the St. Boniface Catholic Church, and the Callaway Public Library and was past president of the Lions Club. Denise is survived by her husband, John Howard of Callaway; a son, Alexander “Alex” Reed of Casper, Wyoming; a daughter, Dorthy (Bradley) Neumiller of Casper, Wyoming; granddaughters: Summer Young (Derek Beal), Taya Reed (Dallas Brummett), and Dolores Neumiller; grandsons: William Neumiller and Jerome Neumiller; great-grandchildren: Skylah Young, Braxton Beal, Harper Brummett and Brysen Brummett; sisters: Patricia “Patty” Yocom of Mokelumne Hill, California, Barbara “Barb”(Greg) Wyatt of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Valerie “Val” (Rich) Powers of Roanoke, Indiana; a brother, Charles “Chuck” (Cali) Yocom of Catalina, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Hazel Yocom, who resided in Mokelumne Hill, California. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Callaway, Nebraska, with Father Thomas Gudipalli, officiating. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we will adhere to members of a household who live together may be seated together, but maintain six feet of a part of social distance from other parties. Inurnment will be at Fort McPherson National Cemetery Columbarium at a later date. Memorials are suggested to the Callaway Public Library, Nigel Sprouse Memorial Library, or St. Boniface Catholic Church. Timm-Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Callaway is honored to be assisting the family with arrangements. Please share online condolences with the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com
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