Elfriede L. Howard
1934 — 2020
On Wednesday, October 15, 2020, Elfriede L. Howard (Elfie), loving wife and mother, passed away at the age of 86. Elfie was born May 17, 1934 in Salzburg, Austria. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years Chessley B. Howard III (Chess), her parents Franz and Katharina Lederer, and siblings, Gilda, Dieter, and Herbert. Elfie is survived by her daughter, Caroline H. Vaughan (David) of Westminster, MD, sister-in-law Betty Duvall, several nieces and nephews in Australia, California, Canada, and Colorado. Elfie's early years were the tumult of WWII and the past war reconstruction era. It was during the post war era that she met Chess and fell in love with a young, dashing...