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Information for Loretta Ruth Brubaker Howell

29 February, 1920 - 4 March, 1988

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

March, 1988
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Loretta Howell

    Mass of Christian Burial for Loretta Ruth Howell, 68, of Nampa, who died Friday, March 4, 1988, at her home of natural causes, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, March 7, 1988, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa.
    Father Merle Fisher, S.M., will officiate under the direction of the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.
    Mrs. Howell was born Feb. 29, 1920, in Bridgeport, Neb., a daughter of Charles and Ruth Ann Harmon Brubaker.  The family moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., and then to Boise where she graduated from high school.
    She married Cecil B. Howell in October 1939 in Murphy and the couple have lived most of their working lives in the Northwestern states, as he followed construction work with the Morrison Knudsen Co. of Boise.  Upon retirement, they moved to Nampa where they have since resided.
    She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Nampa, and her hobbies included textiles and painting.
    She is survived by her husband of Nampa; two sons, David of Abilene, Texas, and Anthony of Caldwell; five brothers, Robert Brubaker of Wyoming, Jack Brubaker, of Nampa, Edward and Eugene Brubaker of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Pat Brubaker, of Caldwell; two sisters, Mary Ellen "Becky" Brown and Frann Richardson, both of Caldwell; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
    Friends may call today from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel.

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