Elizabeth Howell

Obituary of Elizabeth A. Howell

Elizabeth ''Liz'' Howell Dundee: Elizabeth ''Liz'' (Woodard) Howell, age 81, of Dundee, NY, passed away on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family. Liz was born on January 2, 1939 in Crystal Valley, NY, the daughter of the late Delbert and Jennie (Mattason) Woodard, Sr. She was the first baby born in the Dundee Central School district in 1939. She graduated from the Dundee Central School in 1956. In 1959, she graduated from the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in Elmira NY as a Registered Nurse. On October 8, 1960, she married Leslie Howell in the Dundee Baptist Church. Liz worked a short time at Dr. Richard Harpending's office in Penn Yan, before accepting a position at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan for over 30 years retiring from there in 1997. Liz was a member of the American Red Cross and worked at local blood drives. She was a member of the Dundee Baptist Church and a member of the Dundee Fireman's Auxiliary. She loved to spend time with her family, especially enjoyed dancing with Les and their four daughters. She loved to make strawberry jam and various other canned fruits and vegetables for her family. She is loved and will be dearly missed by her four daughters; Cara (Wayne) Merrill of Lyons, NY, Colleen (Ed) Dobrowski of Rochester NY, Cathy (Marlin) Houghtaling of Mills PA, Cris (Ken) Hight of Penn Yan NY, four grandchildren; Derek and Dustin Houghtaling, and Taylor and Kaleigh Hight; two brothers; Delbert (Dorine) Woodard, Jr. of Dundee, Daniel (Rose) Woodard of West Seneca NY; a sister Connie Christensen of Dundee; and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Les in 2012, a grandson Jessie Grant Merrill in 1994, a brother Donnie in 1975, a sister Betty in 2013, brother-in-law Donald Cornish 1998, and a nephew Peter Christensen in 2006. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dundee Fireman's Auxiliary or the Dundee Baptist Church. A private service will be held on October 10, 2020 for immediate family only. A Celebration of Her Life will be held in the spring of 2021 on a date to be announced. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.
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Hillside Cemetery
Millard St.
Dundee, New York, United States
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