March 24, 1932 ~ March 3, 2020

Born in: Murfreesboro, TN
Resided in: Denver, CO

Lennard Howse, was born March 24,1932, in Murfreesboro, TN to the late Joseph and Maggie Kate Howse. Lennard was the sixth out of nine children. He was preceded in death by hi sister, Everleana, and brothers, Joe Henry, Albert and John. Remaining siblings Maybell, Richard, Gladys, and Howard still reside in Tennessee.

Lennard joined the United States Airforce in 1951. While home on leave, he met his soulmate of 64 years, Iveory Jean Bell. They spent the next year, corresponding through letters and phone calls. After returning from a tour in South Korea, Lennard and Iveory were married on February 15, 1956. Together they had five children: Vanessa, Anthony (who preceded him in death), Phillip, Jonathan, and Ivan.

At the end of an honorable military career, the Howse family laid their foundation in Denver, CO where they joined Zion Temple Church, under the leadership of Bishop Roland Martin, Sr. Lennard shared his faith through living a life of service, which earned him a seat on the Board of Deacons and was further exemplified through his prominence in the community.

Almost every morning, Lennard could be found dumpster diving in the neighborhood alleys. Turning trash into cash, he always made sure to keep a stack of $2 bills on hand for any children he met.

Lennard’s most beloved role was being a grandfather. He spent years baking birthday cakes, constructing swings, and playing any game asked of him. In addition to his 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, Lennard was Grandpa to everyone he met. Even introducing himself as such. He lived on the same block as an elementary school and as the children walked by, they’d yell out, “Hi Grandpa!” They knew the mint green house was the place to go if you needed lunch money or air in your bicycle tires. Grandpa would go out of his way to help any child in need.

He never looked for praises and was never one to boast. He quietly worked for the ones he loved the most. Lennard was a great man, a good husband and father, and of course, a spectacular Grandpa.

Services

Visitation: March 11, 2020 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Zion Temple Pentecostal Apostolic Faith Church
1600 Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80220

303-322-8074

Celebration of Life: March 11, 2020 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Zion Temple Pentecostal Apostolic Faith Church
1600 Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80220

303-322-8074

Interment: March 11, 2020 2:15 pm

Fort Logan National Cemetery
4400 West Kenyon Avenue
Denver, CO 80236

(303) 781-0117

Room: Staging Area "C"

Reception: March 11, 2020 3:30 pm

Pipkin Braswell
6601 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80220


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  1. Heartbroken PaPa we are gonna miss you tremendously. you were one of a kind and all the grandkids favorite……. they are gonna miss getting 2 dollar Bill’s when they come to visit….. most of all your tender hugs and kisses …… sleep well grandpa we love you …..

  2. We are sorry for your Loss, your Family are in our Prayers. May God give you Strength through this Journey.

    Leon & Ivy Shead

  3. Elder Howse was a true soldier of God I remember a time my daughter Adrienne was lost I went to mother and elder Howse for help they went into prayer and some how elder took charged and found my baby he gave her a good talked to like a father and that day forward he made me a real believer In God and faith and family mother rest in peace dad is with the father he will be your angel till the end love you to the moon and back

  4. To every thing there is a season, I just want the Howe’s Family to know that the Redeeming Love Church Family along with Bishop and Mrs. Clyde Nichols share in the loss of your Husband, father and great man of God, I have known this family since I came to Denver in the 1960s,they have proven to be real sons and daughters of God and he will be missed, Thank you for being my friend

  5. To the Family and Friends of Lennard Howse

    Please allow me to express my condolences for the loss of your dear loved one. The pain and sorrow experienced during this difficult time can be overwhelming. However, I am often comforted by the words found in God’s word, the Bible. For instance, when grieving the loss of his dear friend Lazarus, the Bible reports that “Jesus gave way to tears.” (John 11:35). What is even more comforting is the fact that Jesus resurrected Lazarus from the dead, and so like Mary and Martha, Lazarus’ sisters, the Bible expresses the hope of the resurrection whereby we may see our loved ones again. (Read John 11:38-44; 5:28, 29). What a marvelous hope.

    May Jehovah God grant you peace during this time and provide comfort for you and your loved ones.

    Sincerely,

    Jeanine W.

    Link to download the tract Can the Dead Really Live Again?
    https://download-a.akamaihd.net/files/media_books/c4/T-35_E.pdf

  6. I had the pleasure of meeting Deacon Lennard Howse back in 1998 when I was living in North Lincoln single building for adults, I grew to love his grand daughters, mom Ebony and the love for all his grandchildren he adopted my daughter also as one of his grand child ( Mariah), RIH you were one awesome man to everyone you came in contact. Heaven has really received an angel today!!!

  7. Phillip, we are sorry for the loss of your father and our prayers are extended to you and your family. We love you dearly.
    Your Birmingham Family

  8. To the Family of Mr. (Deacon) Lennard Howse – My sincere condolences to the entire family. I know you have suffered a great loss in this person and his beautiful spirit. I remember Mr. Howse, and his wife as always being such great neighbors to my parents – Grant W. and Della M. Donna-Matthews. He was also the watchful eye over the neighborhood and we certainly appreciated him for that! . Thank you Mr. Howse for always being so neighborly and helpful. Rest in Heaven, God is good and we will see you again in the clouds!

  9. My condolences to the Howse family,Mr Howse will be missed very much he was allways good to me Reynaldo (paco} Romero and my son Joseph which he would allways give a 2 dollar bill too when he would see him on his way too Barrett to play ball you will allways be in our Memories. The Romero Family💙

  10. My condolences to the Howse family,Mr Howse will be missed very much he was allways good to me Reynaldo (paco} Romero and my son Joseph which he would allways give a 2 dollar bill too when he would see him on his way too Barrett to play ball you will allways be in our Memories. The Romero Family💙

  11. I love you Grandpa. My children’s grandpa. He’s the best. I’ve known and loved you for 50 years. I will never forget you and all of the things you’ve done for me. Rest Easy SSGT Lennard Howse aka grandpa

  12. We will continue to keep The Family in Prayer. We have share so many memories with The family.
    My Mom is also Buried in Ft. Logan about 2 Years ago in March. Now they are waiting on us to finish this Earthly Race. So we can see them Again

  13. Our love & prayers are with you family with the loss of Uncle Lennard! We love you always!! From your Murfreesboro family: Keista, Jhordan, May(Maybell), Nesa, Net & Cordell.

  14. We the Snell family send are condolences your husband father will be missed.d in our neighborhood I pray God will comfort your family when you miss him most. Blessings to you all.

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