Saturday, August 09, 2003

Obituary: Linda Suzanne (Crume) Howard - Class of 1958

Howard, Linda Suzanne (Nee Crume) Died at noon June 16, 2003, at Hospice of the Valley Sun City, Peoria, AZ. Born in Soldiers Grove, WI, on March 4, 1941, to Ellsworth and Elinor (nee Reese) Crume. She also lived and attended school in Baraboo and Madison, WI. Linda graduated Central High School in Madison on June 13, 1958 and later married Carl Hubbard and moved to Waukesha, WI. There she raised three children and worked in Challenging vocations as a secretary for SEWRPC, the Wisconsin DOT and Planner. Later she was Assistant Director for the South Eastern Area Agency on Aging in Wisconsin. She married James L. Howard in 1982 and their children blended together to make one family. They also welcomed to their home Rotary Exchange Students - Marie from France and Silvia from Brazil. Rotary GSE Team members from around the world also joined their family. Linda was active in the Waukesha County Republican Party in Wisconsin and the Campaign Manager for Tommy G. Thompson's first primary for Governor of Wisconsin. Mrs. Howard was appointed by Governor Thompson to the Board on Aging and Long Term Care when the appointment was approved by the State Senate. She served with distinction for two terms until she moved to Arizona in January of 2000. Mrs. Howard was also appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court to be a citizen panelist on the Medical Mediation Board. She was also a volunteer ombudsman helping residents in need at Mt. Carmel Nursing Home in Milwaukee, WI. After graduating from full-time employment she worked as a civil process server with Badger Process and investigations, as a census crew leader for the US Dept. of Commerce Bureau of Census and a registered IRS Tax Preparer. Prior to her death, Mrs. Howard was approved and was to be appointed by the Arizona Supreme Court to become a member of the Foster Care Review Board. Sadly enough she will not be able to assist children in Arizona. Her family and many friends from around the world dearly miss Linda. Her father Ellsworth preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband James Howard; mother Elinor Crume, Madison, WI; brother John Crume, Viroqua, WI; daughters Suzanne (nee Hubbard) (Joseph) Seinko, Waukesha, WI, Sandra "Cinder" (nee Hubbard) Crider, Atlanta, GA, Christine (nee Howard) Miller, Madison, WI; sons Carl (Julie) Hubbard, Wrigtstown, WI, David Howard, Waukesha, WI, Mark Howard (CW04, USMC), Camp LeJuene, NC, Thomas Howard, East Troy, WI, Robert (Elizabeth) Howard, San Francisco, WI; as well as grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her special cat Sammy. Friends and family are invited to a Memorial Service to celebrate her life. Christ the Servant Lutheran Church, W250 S3635 Center Road, Waukesha, Monday, August 11, 2003. Visitation will begin at 5PM with a Service said by Pastor Engin at 6PM.

Originally published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on August 9, 2003

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