Ada Mae Howe

Ada Mae Howe

May 10, 1935 - February 02, 2023


Ada Mae Howe, 87, of Mesa, AZ, passed away in the comfort of her own home on February 2, 2023. Per Ada’s request, funeral services will not be held. Her final resting place will be at Oakhill Memorial Park in San Jose, California, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Charles V. Howe.

Ada and her twin sister, Ida, were born at home in Arma, Kansas, delivered by two of their favorite aunts, Ida and Mae, to Walter and Ethel (Hay) Hartshorn, on May 10th, 1935. They both attended high school in Arma. Ada was an avid softball player and both girls enjoyed participating in the school band. Ada loved fishing with her grandfather, Peter Hay, and had many fond memories of spending time on his farm.

Ada married Charles V. Howe and they resided in San Jose, California. Ada retired from a long and interesting career working at IBM; first in assembly and manufacturing to working in litigation traveling the county.

Ada is preceded in death by her father and mother, Walter and Ethel, and twin sister, Ida O’Connor, as well as by four additional siblings who passed at very young age.

Ada is survived by her daughter, Marlene Eichhorn, son Charles V. Howe, Jr., grandchildren John C. Eichhorn, Sarah L. Salado, Matthew T. Eichhorn, Lisa M. Eichhorn, Charles V. Howe III, and great-grandchildren Deaglan, Braedyn, Caiden, and Kynlee.

Ada will always be remembered as a loving daughter and sister, considered everyone’s mother and grandmother, a good neighbor, a kind and considerate friend, full of life, a good seamstress, and a great cook known for her Apple Pandowdy!

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4 responses to Ada Mae Howe

  1. Marlene says:

    Mom, you have always been my hero! I will love & miss you forever!

  2. Ada, forever your words of wisdom will sing in my heart.

  3. I will always treasure the memories of spending time with Aunt Ada, She was an amazing woman. Condolences to all who loved her. Big hugs to my Arizona family.

  4. Sarah Sarah says:


    Thank you for always cheering me on throughout every stage of my life. From soccer games, to tall flag, high school through grad school, my wedding day, to witnessing the birth of my kiddos, you have always and will continue to be a light in my life. I love you!

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