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Vada Jean Howze

Vada Jean Howze
  • May 3, 1925 - November 15, 2016
  • Fort Walton Beach, Florida

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Vada J. Howze, age 91, passed away on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, in her home at Belvedere Commons. She was born May 3, 1925, in Holly Springs, Arkansas to Robert Earl and Nannie Lou Alexander. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph M. Howze, her parents, her sisters, Lorice Dunlap, Dorothy Elliott, and brother Johnie Alexander.
Vada is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Ron Rothbauer, her son, James Howze, and her brother, Bob (Rachel) Alexander of Mobile, AL. She also leaves her granddaughters, Rebecca (Claude) Turner and Kristin Rothbauer, her great granddaughters Claire and Charlotte Turner, as well as her nieces and nephews.
Vada was a caring and devoted wife who supported her husband during his Air Force career and worked by his side when they started Ft. Walton Vending Company. After retiring, she enjoyed baking and decorating cakes and sewing for friends and family. She loved the Lord and her family, especially her granddaughters and great granddaughters who will miss their "Nanny Bobo's".
The family would like to thank the staff at Belvedere Commons and Emerald Coast Hospice for the kind and loving care they provided our Mom. We also thank Rev. Charles and Monette Walker for their prayers and support during Mom's last days.
A memorial service will be held December 20, 2016, at 10:00am at Mary Esther United Methodist Church. Family will receive visitors an hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Salvation Army, Emerald Coast Hospice, or Mary Esther United Methodist Church.