Debra Lee Howland, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in Herriman, Utah. She was born July 9, 1954, the daughter of Ted and Judy Harmon in Afton, WY. She was named after her Grandpa Delbert Erickson. She lived in Fairview, WY. At 5 months old her father was called into the army. The next year in 1955 they moved to Killeen, Texas with him. Debra and her mother later moved back to Star Valley Wyoming while her father was still in the army. She really loved her Grandpa E., and he wouldn’t let anyone correct her. Debra talked well at a very young age and said a lot of sentences. She wasn’t a very good girl to take to church. She would spend more time with her mother in the foyer than in Sacrament Meeting. Her father was released from the army in 1956 and they moved to Salt Lake City to find an apartment and work. Her little brother Ricky was born on January 20, 1957. She was not impressed with him at all and was very jealous. She had all the attention for so long she didn’t want to share it. Debra got homesick for Star Valley and family a lot. She got another brother, Randy, in 1960. She lived in Bountiful and went to kindergarten thru 4th grade while living there. Her mother and father divorced and her mother later married Gordon Jones. She was adopted by Gordon, and he had a daughter Lisa, so Deby got a little sister. They moved to Sugar House and lived on Texas Street, and she went thru 5th to 9th grade there. In 1967 her mother and father gave her another little sister named Tam. When it was time for high school her father was transferred to Lubbock, Texas and she went to all 3 years of high school there at Coronado High graduating in 1972. Her father was then transferred to York, PA where she met a handsome young man on his mission. She moved back to Salt Lake City in 1974 and married that handsome young man in 1975. Debra still to this day loves Star Valley Wyoming and almost every year since getting married has taken her family there during the summer for the annual fair and rodeo.\n\nShe married Stephen Lee Howland April 18, 1975, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She brought 4 wonderful children into the world. Shelly in 1976, Jamie in 1980, Shea in 1982, and Brenton in 1984. They raised their children in Sandy, Utah living in 3 different homes but the same stake for 27 years. She worked as an oral surgeon assistant, took a break while having kids, and then worked at American Express with her husband for 20 years. After American Express she started an embroidery business that she ran from 2007 until these last couple of years when she couldn’t use her hands very well. She still loved to sit in the embroidery room and watch her husband and make sure he was doing it right. She made numerous quilts, Christmas stockings, and many other items for her kids, grandchildren, siblings and siblings-in-laws, and many nieces and nephews. She was a loving wife, devoted mother, and a caring grandmother. Her life was spent serving others. She was a wonderful cook. She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions herself but loved most to support her husband in his many church responsibilities. Her happiest moments were serving others. She truly was a valiant daughter of God. Preceded in death by her 2 brothers Rick (Julie) Jones and Randy (Sherry) Jones, her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Kay and Maxine Howland, and her nephew Justin Jones. Survived by her husband; children Shelly (Jeff) Glover, Jamie (Justin) Powell, Shea (Jewl) Howland, Brenton (Kelli) Howland, 12 wonderful grandchildren (2 currently serving missions), her parents Gordon & Judy Jones, her sisters Tam Turpin and Lisa Armantrout, and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.\n\nServices will be held Monday December 20, 2021, 11:00 a.m., at the Butterfield Canyon Stake Center, 13768 South 6400 West, Herriman, UT. Viewing Sunday, December 19, 2021, 5:00-7:00 pm, Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT and from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the services. Interment Herriman City Cemetery, 12465 South Pioneer Street. The family would like to thank the Canyon Hospice nurses, aides, and staff that provided wonderful care.