Judy Ann Howard, 74, of Sioux City, passed away peacefully at her home Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Morningside Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Homes. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. today, with the family present 5 to 7 p.m., at the funeral home.
Judy was born on Aug. 29, 1943, in Wayne, Neb., to Everett and DeVetta (Headlee) Hoguewood. She and her family moved to Sioux City early in Judy's life. Judy attended Sioux City Community Schools and graduated from Leeds High School in 1963. After graduating, Judy began working for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company and then later became a teacher's aide for the Sioux City Public Schools. She would eventually retire from Sioux City Public Schools.
On April 27, 1968, she married the love of her life, Tom Howard. Together, they raised two children, Troy and Julie. Judy loved crafts, puzzles, and sewing, but she especially loved spending time with her family, as they were the most important thing to her. She was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, and aunt and she will be missed dearly.
Judy is survived by her husband, Tom Howard of Sioux City; son, Troy (Heidi) Howard of Holstein, Iowa; daughter, Julie (Darrell) Taylor of Hinton, Iowa; sisters, Patsy Kemner and Terry (John) Van Horn; six grandchildren, Ethan, Austin, Bailey, Shawna, Ben, and Sara; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, William Hoguewood; and sister, Betty Macklem.