Joy Blessing Howell
Joy Howell, the tenth child of William W. Newton and Amy Doney Newton, passed peacefully at 10:05 p.m. Feb. 24, 2018 with family gathered around her bed. She was born Oct. 18, 1929 in Amity, Oregon on YamPo Rd.
Her childhood was spent in various towns including Lafayette, McMinnville, and Newberg, as well as Warrenton on the coast. In Lafayette she attended grade school at what is now an antique mall.
At 16 years of age she met and married Jess E. Howell Sr. and made their home in the Newberg area. She enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening and knew the name of most plants and trees. Joy also enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, traveling, and putting puzzles together.
She is survived by her children Ronald (Joyce), Jess E. Jr. (Judy), Anita Fredricks (Jeff), and Yvonne Nielsen (Paul), a sister Betty Morse (Leonard), seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
A Celebration of Joy's life will be held at 3 p.m. April 21, 2018 at North Valley Friends Church, located at 4020 N. College St., in Newberg.