Eleni H. Howell, 70, military wife who met her husband in Paris

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Eleni H. Howell
Eleni H. Howell

Eleni H. Howell, 70, passed away Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at her home. Born in Piraeus, Greece, she was the daughter of the late Emmanuel and Maria Loudarou.

Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 53 years, Ron Howell.

Eleni married Ron in Paris, France, on Oct. 27, 1963. Ron was in the military; she traveled and lived all over Europe with him, including France, Italy, Greece and Iceland. She was the mistress of ceremonies for the 6th Fleet’s band in Piraeus, Greece. She was a very outgoing, outspoken, no-nonsense type of person who had a love for animals.

The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, with a Trisagion service at 7 p.m. A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the funeral home chapel with Father John Manuel officiating. Interment will follow in Colonial Grove Memorial Park.

Please send memorial donations in Eleni’s honor to the Virginia Beach SPCA.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.