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403 North Austin Avenue
Lamesa, TX 79331
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Ethel "Trudy" Howard

November 2, 2017

Funeral services for Ethel "Trudy" Howard, 68, of Lamesa will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11, 2017 at First Baptist Church with Wayne Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson County Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.
Trudy passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 in Denton, TX. She was born August 21, 1949 to George Hayden and Ethel (Mulligan) Hayden in San Antonio, TX. She attended San Antonio schools.
Trudy married Bennie Greenwood on October 19, 1968, which began her life in Lamesa, TX. They owned Greenwood Trucking. Trudy enjoyed driving over the road with Bennie and taking their boys along with them. Bennie was killed in a truck accident in April of 1986, which left Trudy to raise their three boys.
On February 6, 2003, Trudy married T. L. Howard, Jr. in Las Vegas, NV. They lived and farmed in Midway Community. Trudy enjoyed helping with the farming and gardening. Jr. and Trudy enjoyed going to Las Vegas and the National Finals Rodeo with friends. Trudy worked as a waitress and secretary for many years in the Lamesa area. The joys of her life were her sons and their families.
Trudy is survived by her sons, Charles Greenwood and wife, Kelly of Corinth, TX, and Bennie Greenwood and wife, Una of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Jordan Greenwood, and Justin Greenwood of Midland, Texas; step-grandsons, Gary Paul Hopson of Nolanville, TX, and Gage Hopson of Midland, TX; sister, Debbie Bruder of San Antonio, TX; brothers, George Hayden of Long Beach, WA, and Charles Hayden of San Antonio, TX; sisters-in-law, Linda Burkett, and Kay Crozier, both of Leander, TX; numerous nieces and nephews; friends; and special cousins. She is preceded in death by her husband, Bennie W. Greenwood; husband, T.L. Howard, Jr.; son, Derrell D. Greenwood; grandson, Dustin Greenwood; parents, George E. and Ethel M. Hayden. To send condolences online, please visit


Ethel "Trudy" Howard
November 2, 2017


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