It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our loving Mother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Friend, Karen Anne Hintz-Howard. Karen moved to Crescent City from Duluth Minnesota as a young girl. Karen was a premier athlete while attending Del Norte High School and was a Member of the First Class to be inducted into the Warriors Hall of Fame. Karen continued her esteemed athletic career in college playing 3 varsity sports while attending Linfield College in Oregon. Karen returned to Del Norte County after college as a Teacher and Coach. She taught and coached at Del Norte High School, College of the Redwoods, and Crescent Elk Middle School during her more than 25-year career. Karen loved enjoying the many outdoor activities that Del Norte County provides and spent most of her free time fishing on the ocean, hiking in the Redwoods and swimming/rafting in the Smith. Karen also loved to garden and still grew many fruits and vegetables to share with her neighbors and friends at her home in Ukiah, California. Karen will forever be known fondly by all who knew her for her unique story telling skills that could delight both young and old for hours. Karen will be truly missed.
Proceeded in death by her parents, sister Janette and brother Arnold as well as her loving husband of more than 25 years John B. Howard. Karen is survived by her son John (JD) Howard of Ukiah and Daughter Kelly S. Howard-Renz of San Jose, Brother and wife Ron and Martha Hintz of Crescent City, Brother and wife Rick and Annette Hintz, 3 grandchildren, and many beloved Nieces and Nephews.
In lieu of flowers or other gifts please make donations to Hospice of Ukiah or The American Cancer Society.
Thank you from the Hintz/Howard Family.