Donald Howells

Donald Howells

February 26, 1928 - August 03, 2017

Donald Howells

February 26, 1928 - August 03, 2017


Donald “Dixie” Howells died on Thursday, 8/03/17 in Brea, California.

Don was born on 02/26/28 in Burlington, Iowa, where he lived until relocating to California in 1964. He was an avid athlete from childhood baseball (where he earned the nickname “Dixie”) through his work as a senior PGA pro, including play on the Burlington Junior College state champion basketball team in 1946. During his years as a secondary school educator, Don enjoyed his work as a high school coach in the fields of baseball, basketball, football, and golf. He proudly wore the purple BHS greyhound jackets the rest of his life.

Dixie enlisted in the US Army in 1945 at age 17 and served until discharge in 1946. He then married the true love of his life, Mary Kathleen Eversman, who preceded him in death in 2010. He and “Peggy” were married for 61 years and extended their love to their children – Donald, Katherine, David, and Timothy. He is survived by 10 grandchildren – Natalie, Adrienne, Dana, Joseph, Jonathan, Drew, Alexander, TJ, Meghan, and Matthew and 4 great grandchildren – Adeline, Henry, Finn, and Isla. He will be sadly missed by all of those who loved his smile, dignity, and character.

Visitation and rosary will be at O’Connor Mortuary in Laguna Hills on 8/13/17. Funeral services will be held on 8/14/17 at La Purisima Catholic Church followed by burial at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in the city of Orange, California.

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17 responses to Donald Howells

  1. Dear Howells/Eversman family,
    Sadly, the Danielson family is not likely, able, to make the journey to California for Dixie’s rosary, mass, burial and memorial reception. Know that the Danielson family will be thinking of Uncle Dixie, all of you, and those other dearly departed ones, dear to him and to all of us. Prayers will be going up there too.
    Dawn, siblings, family

  2. Katherine says:

    Where was this taken? I see the Pegs & Dix schoolbook photo on the table!

  3. Katherine says:

    Such a nice photo, Dawn!

  4. This picture was taken in Susan’s living room. Yes, I love this schoolbook photo of Peg and Dix. Look too in the background and you will see Daryl Danielson (Danny).

  5. Dixie with some of his Eversman family, Aunt Peggy’s, sister, Susan, and three brothers, Bud, Dick and John.

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