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Dorathy Howell

August 28, 1939 January 11, 2019
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Dorathy “Dottie” Howell was born August 28, 1939, in La Grande, Oregon, and passed away January 11, 2019, in Prescott, Arizona.
   The daughter of Everett and Erma Hyde, Dottie grew up in La Grande, and attended Eastern Oregon University there. Airline stewardess school drew her to the Los Angeles area, where she met and married Richard Howell. After raising their son and daughter in Southern California, the couple lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico before retiring in Prescott, Arizona, 25 years ago.

    The young Howell family enjoyed camping and off-road motorcycling. The couple made their home a gathering place for holidays and special occasions. A warm welcome and Dottie’s delicious meals added to the many wonderful memories of family and friends. Quiet, thoughtful and observant, Dottie could always find the perfect way to help others.

    Dottie had a great love for children. She provided home daycare and early childhood education for dozens of infants and preschoolers over many years in Chatsworth, California. Many of the children kept in touch with her for years after leaving her care. This calling of her heart was cut short 39 years ago by a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.

    After retirement, Dottie took up quilting. She had a beautiful project in progress just as long as her eyes and fingers would allow. With the loving support of her husband, Richard, she held to a normal home routine for as long as possible. Nursing home care became necessary five years ago. Through it all, her faith and courage never failed.

    Dottie is survived by her husband of 59 years, Richard Howell; son Glenn D. (wife Denise) Howell; of West Hills, California; and sister Vonnie Harold, Friday Harbor, Washington; sister-in-law Kathy Cooper, of Canoga Park, California; brother-in-law Glenn W. (wife Erin) Howell, of Yardley, Pennsylvania; grandson Daniel Lowry Howell; several cousins; and three generations of nieces and nephews. Dottie was predeceased by the couple’s daughter, Pamela Howell.

     Services will be held Monday, January 28, 2019 at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Parish, 150 Fleury Avenue, Prescott, with interment at Arizona Pioneers’ Home Cemetery, 1300 Iron Springs Rd., Prescott.
The family requests that no flowers be sent,  memorial donations may be mailed to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, 120 N. Summit Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301.

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Sacred Heart Catholic Church

150 Fleury St.
Prescott, AZ 86301

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
150 Fleury St. Prescott 86301 AZ
United States

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