Vivian Howland… also known as “Honey”…of North Las Vegas, Nevada [formally of Seattle, WA], passed away March 4, 2020 at the age of 102.
Vivian Mary Howland was born on September 23, 1917 in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.
Vivian and her Mom, Martha Dunbar, came to the United States [through “Naturalization”] in 1939.
She and Robert Earl Howland won many roller skating titles together , and in 1941, Vivian and “ Bob” married. They raised 2 daughters in Seattle, Washington, where her interest and love for ice skating developed. She began judging in Sun Valley, Idaho, 65+ years ago. She loved seeing the sport grow and only wanted the best for each and every child, and adult, to achieve their goals…and have fun and enjoy! She spent many years contributing to the sport… as a “skating” mother, and being “Test Chairman” for many clubs… Sun Valley FSC, Seattle FSC, Lakewood FSC, Highland FSC, & SC of Nevada. She Contributed much of her time and energy, to seeing that each and every club succeeded. Vivian Judged around the country and was asked to travel frequently for competition and test sessions. Vivian worked many years, 30+, as well, at Van de Kamp’s Bakery. She moved to Las Vegas, Nevada in 1996, and continued her judging, and enjoying the city. Finally, in 2016, after judging her last “moves” , freestyle, and dance tests… she retired. She was missed…after all her help and expertise given each club. She was known as “Honey” to her grandchildren and skaters around the country, and loved by all.
Vivian loved life and lived it to it’s total fullest!
Loved her “Bingo” and loved her puppies… Putter and Caddie
She will be greatly missed… We Love YOU
Vivian is survived by…
Daughters… Karen H. Jones of North Las Vegas, Nevada
Nikki L. Reinke, and her husband Dave, of Golden Valley , Minnesota
To all who called her “Honey”… she was so proud of each and every one…for goals set, and then reached
Grandchildren…Kevin Vraa, of Lester Prairie, Minnesota
Robert Vraa, and his wife, Jen, of Alexandria, Minnesota
Lorri Schendel, and her husband, Stephen, of Maple Grove, Minnesota
James Reinke, and his wife, Tara, of Golden Valley, Minnesota
Great- Grandchildren… Felicia, Hannah, Cayla, Macenna, and Anders…
Ashley, Amethyst, Kelley, Tyler, Kailey, Tayler (TJ), Zoey, Rilei, Mason, Aidon, Maddi and Carter
She Loved Her Great- grandchildren range in age from 28 – 2
Great- great Grandchildren… Colton and Jordyn
Vivian was greeted in heaven by her husband, Robert Howland.. Mom, Martha Dunbar ..her brothers, Gordon, Douglas, and Teddy .. and her granddaughter, Cindi Rinkenberger
Honey u will be missed .
u had along life loved u love
Honey May u rest In Peace
Love ya don’t forget to play bingo in heaven
After years sitting rinkside with my mother, Lois Cruickshank, they can now continue their conversations in a more comfortable place! I have many great memories of those years, also. My prayers go out to Nikki and Karen and all the family.
Thank you Charlene. Mom loved her judging and love the kids she judged. Your Mom and her will be judging the world now. At least we don’t have to worry about the Coronavirus now for her.
Karen & Nikki
Please pass on my continued love to Cindi…I know you are with her now and can hold her hand through this…peace be with you and your family 💖
I enjoyed many years hosting Duluth fs judges. Vivian was the most gracious people I’ve known. So giving of her time to encourage skaters. Always willing to come to Duluth! I will keep those wonderful memories with me.
Vivian and Bob were longtime neighbors and friends of my grandparents, in Seattle. I remember them well from the 1970’s-early 1980’s. Both were very kind people! I stumbled upon this by sheer accident after researching real estate that led me down a “rabbit hole” of information. Their neighborhood and that time period left a lasting impression. Sending positive energy and wishing fond memories on their family.