July 3, 1950 – June 30, 2021

   Joanne Melody Howells, a Colorado Springs resident, passed away Wednesday, June 30, 2021. 

   Joanne was born on July 3, 1950 to William John Howells and Gurli (Larsen) Howells in Albany, New York.  She earned her master’s degree and was a public school teacher.

   She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Colorado Springs and enjoyed computer games.

   She is survived by a sister, Gail Jones; two brothers, Guy Howells and Tracy Howells; and 3 nieces and 1 nephew and their children; Dominique Marshall, and children Ana, Christian, Larenzo, Celine, Dominique, and Melody; Jennifer Mark (Howells) and Ayla; Jason Howells, and children, Cailee, Carter, and Chloe, Sarah Dunn and Luca Choate.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Peter Howells; and her parents.

   Memorials in Joanne’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org.

   A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910.  Private interment will be at Fairview Cemetery in Fountain, Colorado.

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  1. So sorry for your loss. Joanne was a great math teacher and dedicated volunteer for the Monument Library AfterMath program. She will be missed by many Lewis-Palmer students and their families.

  2. Joanne was a gifted math teacher, a considerate and generous person, and a valuable friend to many. My two children were lucky enough to have her for their middle school math teacher, and both remember her as a passionate teacher with a fun sense of humor. Students were treated to her rendition of The Birthday Song on their celebrated day. She had high expectations for students and was readily available to help any who needed additional support. As a colleague and friend of Joanne’s, I was privileged to have her support personally and professionally. Joanne’s legacy will live on in the thousands of lives she impacted throughout her lifetime. It is an honor to have been a small part of her life.

  3. I suppose all of us, when we lose someone close to us, struggle to put into words what that person’s life meant. Joanne left a legacy working with kids in math, team sports, and physical education in the Lewis-Palmer school district spanning over 40 years. Think about the number of young lives she touched, the number of girls she coached in middle school volleyball to give their best, the number of minds she opened to math and the complex thinking that involves. Her students may have been wary of her as the school year began, but they loved her as they finished the year and knew of her kindness.

    Joanne was the first one to volunteer for the duties others didn’t want and was faithful to every commitment. Those of us who worked by her side will remember her with respect, admiration, and much love. Thanks Joanne for many laughs and good times. You are one of a kind.

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