Doris Howell

Jan.17,1938-Aug.7, 2017

Doris Elaine (Lundt)

Howell, a longtime

resident of Carson City,

Nevada, passed away at

her home on August 7,

2017. Doris was born in

her uncle’s “house on the

prairie” in North Dakota

on January 17, 1938 to

Henry and Hazel Lundt.

She was the second of five

daughters and was known

for her “spunk” and


She went to elementary

school in the same small

country schoolhouse her

father attended and gra-

duated from Palermo High

School in 1955. She

moved to Long Beach, CA

and worked as a tele-

phone operator until she

married Daniel Howell in

1958. As a navy

serviceman’s wife, she

lived in Alabama, North

Carolina, and later settled

in Orlando, Florida where

she went to school to be-

come a licensed insurance

agent. With her children

as her priority, Doris and

her four daughters moved

across country to the

Reno/Carson City area in

1971 where she continued

her career as an insurance

agent until she retired.

Doris was a long time

member of St. Paul’s

Lutheran Church and was

one of the founders,

president, and avid

member of Queen Maud

Daughters of Norway


Doris is predeceased by

her parents, Henry and

Hazel Lundt, and one sis-

ter, Diane Forney Stalter.

She is survived by four

daughters; Tanya Howell,

Denise Townsend, Dan-

nell Howell, and Kathy

(Gordy) Gagnon; three

sisters; Marilyn

Sadler,,Judy Watland, and

Janice (Ray) Ward. She is

also survived by 7

grandchildren, seven

great-grandchildren and

many nieces and


Doris will be missed

more than words can ex-

press. She was a loving

mother, mother-in-law,

grandmother, great grand-

mother, sister, aunt, and

friend. She shared her

sense of humor, fighting

spirit, and loving heart to

her final hour. Memorial

donations can be made to

the American Heart Asso-