Ellen Howard, 92, died in Colorado Springs on March 31, 2017. She is formerly from Monte Vista.

She loved to be around her family and to sew. Many people have a doll or quilt sewn by her with loving care.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hal Howard, parents and eight siblings.

She is survived by children Butch Trower, Thornton; John (Sue) Howard, Gillette, Wyoming; Hallie (Gordon) Schockey, La Junta; Cindy (Pat) Shane, Colorado Springs; grandchildren Bryan (Heidi) Schockey, Pueblo; Shawna (Steve) Frankmore, La Junta; Shelly Trower, Longmont; Paula (Moe) Armijo, Brighton; Kristen Howard, Aurora; Keith (Jessica) Howard, Gillette, Wyoming; Cameron Shane, U.S. Navy; Conner Shane, Colorado Springs; Lyndsie Shane, Fort Collins; great-grandchildren Dennis Schockey, La Junta; Christopher Schockey, Colorado Springs; Matthew Frankmore, Golden; Nathan Frankmore, La Junta; Jazmin Armijo, Elijah Armijo, Brighton; Abbygale Howard, Alexzander Howard, Gillette, Wyoming; great-great-granddaughter Lilly Schockey, La Junta; a very special niece, Mable Blea; very special friend Kathy Bernheim and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service is pending at Mountain View Mortuary in Colorado Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ellen’s name may be sent to Vera Care Hospice, 5525 Erindale Dr., Suite 120, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.