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“To Elsie Lee's family: Seems I've known Elsie Lee and Lucille most of my life, as well as Sam & Inez and Keith as well. Just wanted to let you all...Read More »
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“I am so sorry for your loss. Elsie was a great lady and a good neighbor.Had lots of good times with her in the Holly Mizpah Rebekah Lodge #97 now the...Read More »
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Elsie Lee (Perkins) Howland, 80, passed away on June 28, 2013, at her home in Syracuse, Kansas. She was born in Lamar, CO on August 8, 1932 to Sam and Sarah Inez (Harp) Perkins.
Elsie was united in marriage to William "Bill" Francis Howland on May 8, 1958, in Lamar, Colorado. They spent the beginning of their lives with their two children, Terry and Cheryl Howland, in Holly, Colorado. In 1978, they moved to Las Animas until 2006.
For over 30 years, Elsie sold AVON. She was a member of the United Methodist Church and Women's Auxiliary, and served on several city boards. Her kind and generous spirit was a part of the Las Animas community and she volunteered hours and gifts to the Bent County Nursing Home.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Jamie Jones and great granddaughter, Jorja both of the family home. Elsie is also survived by her son, Terry (Debbie) Howland of Holly, and a daughter, Cheryl Jones of Parker, Colorado; grandchildren, Brandy (Garret) Pfalmer, Tera (Curt) Bender, Trent (Desiree) Howland and Tami Howland; great grandchildren, Tatum, Luke, Quaid, and Crew Pfalmer; Logan and Haley Bender; and Sydnee and Sierra Howland; siblings, Lucille (Ken) Dawson, Keith (Susan) Perkins, Patty (Mark) Rees, Beverly Hazel, Sandra (John) Howard, Jackie (Jacob) Mulberry; brother-in-law, Jerry Marriott; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Elsie is preceded in death by her husband and the love of her life, Bill Howland; her parents; sister, Peggy Marriott; and brothers-in-law, Harvey May and George Hazel.