Wanda Howell, a former Watauga County Clerk of Superior Court, passed away on Monday at Huntersville Medical Center in Huntersville.

Watauga Online reports Howell took the office as Clerk of Superior Court in 2009.

Before that, she was a Deputy Clerk of Court under John T. Bingham starting in June of 1987. She continued as Deputy Clerk until April 1993 before accepting the position of Judicial Assistant with former Superior Court Judge Charles Lamm.

She later became Trial Court Coordinator for the 24th Judicial District and remained there until she took office as Clerk of Superior Court.

She was a member of Clerk of Superior Court Association of NC, Judicial Support Staff of NC, Assistant and Deputy Clerks of NC, Boone Service League, Blue Star Moms, Watauga County Republican Women’s Club and past Rotarian. She had also served as Treasurer, Vice President and President of the NC Judicial Support Staff.

Howell was 59 years old.

Hampton Funeral Service is handling arrangements.