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,
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.