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H.C. Alexander Funeral Home

821 Fourth Street, Norco, LA

OBITUARY

Joseph Edwin Howes

December 10, 1929March 24, 2020
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Joseph Edwin Howes passed away peacefully at his home in Luling, on March 24, 2020 at the age of 90. He was born on December 10, 1929 in Ponchatoula, LA to his parents; Henry and Katie Boyce Howes. He was the devoted husband of Peggy Adams Howes just shy of 69 years, together they created a loving family with five children. Father of Sharon K. Howes (late Dean Hagen), Wade E. Howes (Peggy), June H. Polivick (Stan), Billy J. Howes (Theresa) and Regina H. Allemand (Norbert). Grandfather of Bryan, Brad, Bruce, Bart, Glenn and Beth Howes, Brian Dufrene, Matthew and Andrew Allemand, Katie H. Jacobson and Tina H. Nelson. Great-grandfather of Parker, Logan, Ciara, Shelby, Kolby, Cullen, Emily, Braden, Samantha, Brianna, Brennon, the late Logan, Alyssa, Conner, Gracin, Mila, Alexis, Elizabeth and Joseph. He is preceded in death by his parents and his siblings; Richard Howes and Hallie “Sis” Perrin. Joe’s ability to make you laugh and his loving nature will be missed by all of those who knew and love him. He was a long time resident of Luling. A founding parishioner of Holy Family Catholic Church where he was known as the singing Usher. Joe was a Third degree knight of KC Council 9933 of which he enjoyed being of service to others. He was a member of the Busy Bees. Joe had a ball bowling with the St. Charles Senior Bowling league. As part of the Crazy Pins team, they won many awards, but he mostly treasured the friendships. A running score tab was kept between Joe and his Bride of a perpetual card game. He enjoyed the rivalry with her and anyone else who might drop by for a round of cards. He enjoyed trips to the casino and the crab buffets. He was a farmer at heart. He raised cattle and chickens for years - and kept a garden until now. Joe was proud of his harvest, he enjoyed sharing with family, friends and his wonderful neighbors. Joe loved to dance. He had many moves that his children and grandchildren imitate often. But clear the way to the dance floor when his favorite song "Blueberry Hill" came on, he and his wife were first ones there. He proudly served in the United States Coast Guard from 1950 till 1953. Joseph had many accomplishments in his life, but he was most proud of his family and the love they all shared. Due to the pandemic, the family will have a private Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 30, 2020 @ Holy Family Catholic Church. Family & Friends are encouraged to join them for a "Live Stream" of the service to honor Joe’s life beginning at 10 a.m. This can be done by following the link provided below. The service will appear when the live stream begins.

https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCVdkqut7fCrtEPTxFTnuTcg

In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made in Joseph Howes' name to: Holy Family Life Center Building Fund. www.holyfamilychurchluling.com

Enjoy A link to Joe's 90th Birthday celebration @

https://allemandent-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/p/matt/ETfZdyC1_hlOu5umwbNvLLMBZMyOjNShAlHWh1iROsSKIQ?e=v8QyUd

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Services

  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, March 30, 2020

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Milton Allemand

March 27, 2020

Miss. Peggy, Regina, Norbert and all of Mr. Joe's family, Gail and my prayers are with all of you during these times of sorry. Mr. Joe was one of those guys that you would cross the street to greet when ever you saw him. If your day should not be going to good, for what ever reason, after just 2 minutes of talking with Mr. Joe, he had that way making you feel better about yourself and the outlook for your day was assured to improve as well. He will be missed by many. Miss. Peggy once said, that when she played the part of The Blessed Virgin Mary in a school play, she knew she needed to find her Joseph. You know what, in life I think she found the Joseph that she needed as well. May GOD bless Mr. Joe and all of his family.
Milton & Gail Allemand Jr.







Annie Harmon

March 27, 2020

Deepest sympathy for the loss of your father, husband, brother, and grandparent. I did not know "Joe" personally, but through Regina's facebook account, I feel like I knew him. You can tell he was a very special man. Remember good times to ease your heartache.
May he rest in the arms of Jesus.

Ardine Jones

March 27, 2020

Regina and family, sorry of hear of your dad passing away. Prayers for the family at this sorrowful times. Ardine and Buddy Jones

Lyddi and Wayne Gassen & Fly

March 27, 2020

Mr. Joe was a true gentlemen. He was an awesome friend, neighbor and garden consultant, who will be missed dearly. He sure spoiled my grandchildren with cookies and with his singing animated characters. We were blessed with his smile and laughter. Our deepest condolences to you Mrs. Peggy and to your family. May God hold ya’ll in the palm of his hands through this difficult time. 🙏❤️

Joan Belcher

March 26, 2020

Mr. Joe and Mrs. Peggy were the nicest people I have met in St. Charles Parish. I know he will be missed. My condolences to the family and friends. RIP

Rachel Allemand

March 26, 2020

Mr. Joe will be missed by everyone who knew him. He enjoyed life and others were always happy to be around him. I will always think of Mr. Joe and Mrs. Peggy when I hear Blueberry Hill.

LILLY Dufrene

March 26, 2020

My sincere condolences to Mrs Peggy, and the whole family. Mr. Joe was very kind , friendly and a complete gentleman. He will be missed by many.

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