- February 6, 2023
Mavis Hovden passed away peacefully on Feb. 2, 2023, at the age of 86. She was born to Blanche and Oliver Thompson in Decorah, Iowa. Mavis graduated from Calmar High School in 1954. She married Dale Hovden in 1959. They made their home in Cedar Rapids, where they raised their family. While Mavis held many titles throughout her life, she was most proud of the ones that reflected her love of her family. Mavis was an exceptional mother, wife, sister, aunt and grandmother to those lucky enough to call her theirs. She was cherished by both the community and her friends and known for her excellent hosting, cooking and gardening skills, quick wit and warm welcoming smile.
Mavis is survived by her loving husband of 63 years,, Dale Hovden; her sister, Janell Balik; her children, Lisa Klein (Jon) and David Hovden (April); her grandchildren, Devan, Ellie, Anna, Anthony and Will; and great-granddaughter, Elliana.
A visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Our Saviorâ€™s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m.