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Alma Ree (Howe) Garneaux,Free Access

Alma Ree (Howe) Garneaux,

Waśte Wi-Pretty Woman,

38, of Rapid City, SD





RAPID CITY – Alma Ree (Howe) Garneaux, Waśte Wi-Pretty Woman, 38, of Rapid City, SD, journeyed to the Spirit World, with her significant other Jamie Graham, on January 5, 2022 unexpectedly.  A wake will start on Friday, January 14th at 4:00pm at the Lakota Chapel in Pierre (2125 E. Park St, Pierre SD) with a prayer service at 6:00pm.  Funeral services will be held at 9:00am on Saturday, January 15th at the Lakota Chapel with burial at 2:30pm(mst) at Mountain View Cemetery in Rapid City, SD.

Alma was born at 4:10pm on January 24, 1983 to her loving parents Burnette and Karen (Mahto) Howe. She grew up in Pierre, SD. She attended the Wesleyan Christian Academy K-8, Stevens High School and graduated from Riggs High School in 2001. Alma made a host of friends wherever she went with her infectious smile.

Alma loved listening to music, reading, watching Law and Order SVU, watching movies with her children; her favorite movie was Constantine. Alma married Martin Garneaux on February 14th 2008. To this union 6 beautiful children were born. Martin raised Kyra Howe, her first child, as his own. They parted ways but kept in contact and nurtured their 7 children together.

Alma is survived by her “daddy” Burnette and Karen (Mahto) Howe of Rapid City, SD, her siblings: Raina Howe, Craig Howe, and Jay Howe (Maggie Iron Cloud) all of Rapid City, her 7 beautiful children: Kyra Howe, Marley, Martin III aka brother, Marius, Marston, Marchesa and Marciya Garneaux. She is also survived by her aunt Kathy Mahto, Pierre, aunt Bobbie and uncle Galen Larson, Bismark, ND, aunt Bernadine Wilson, Mission, SD, aunt Eleanor Dunn, Harrold, SD, aunt Judy Rockwood, Fort Thompson, SD, aunt Jeannette Cain and uncle Tyrone Cain, Panorama City, CA, and a host of cousins.

Waśte Wi was met by her grandparents, Leslie and Alma (Wells) Mahto, Walter and Clara (Sargeant) Howe, uncles Dewey Howe, her favorite Neil Howe, Arnold Howe, Reynold and Donnie Howe, aunt Wanda Howe Harris, aunt Ella Faye (Howe) Gibbs, cousins: Gail (Gabe) Dunn, Jason Howe and her soulmate Jamie Graham.

NORTHRIDGE, OH – Jessie E. Lawell (nee Hirst), 84, of North Ridgeville, passed away at her residence on Thursday January 13, 2022 following a short illness.  She was born February 1, 1937 in Muncie, Indiana and had resided in North Ridgeville for 50 years.  Along with her husband, she was the owner and operator of Draperies Plus in North Ridgeville for 18 years, which they founded in 1985.  Later, in 1997, she opened The Blue Barn, also in North Ridgeville, and operated it until 2019, when she retired.  Prior to opening her own business, Jessie worked in the Custom Home Decorating Department at J. C. Penney in Elyria.  For many years she was a board member of the North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce.  She was also a member of the North Ridgeville Visitor’s Bureau and actively participated in their North Ridgeville First Night Celebrations.  In 2008, Jessie received the Golden Kernel Award from the North Ridgeville Corn Festival Committee for her outstanding service to the community and for making North Ridgeville a better place to live.  In recent years, she enjoyed being a volunteer tutor and the “Head Lunch Lady” at the Bridge Avenue School in Cleveland.  Jessie E. Lawell is survived by: her beloved husband of 64 years, Thomas A. Lawell; two daughters, Melissa Ulicky and Christy King (Kevin), both of North Ridgeville; three sons, Thomas P. Lawell (Stacie) of Sunbury, John Lawell (Tina) of Copley and Joseph Lawell (Colleen) of Plainfield, IL; 15 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and her sister, Jackie Giago (Tim) of Rapid City, SD.  She was preceded in death by: her parents, Doyle and Estelle (nee Voss) Hirst; and her brother, Samuel Hirst.  Jessie’s family are planning for a future memorial gathering to celebrate her life.  In lieu of flowers, they suggests that memorial contributions be made to The Bridge Avenue School, 5412 Franklin Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102,  Liston Funeral Home, North Ridgeville, is serving the family.

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