The Herald Democrat
January 17, 2010
POTTSBORO - Graveside services for Martha E. Howard, 88, of Pottsboro
will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, in Georgetown Cemetery. Dr.
Roddy Arnold will officiate, and arrangements are under the direction of
Johnson-Moore Funeral Home.
She died Friday, Jan. 15, 2010, at her residence.
Mrs. Howard was born Sept. 10, 1921, in Sherman, the daughter of
Carl and Jewel Varie Bell Foster, Sr. She graduated from Sherman High School
and Grayson County College School of Nursing. She was a licensed vocational
nurse. She married Billy Howard I in December 1940. He died March 21, 2002.
Mrs. Howard and her husband established Howard and Son Plumbing
Company and then Mrs. Howard became an LVN at several nursing homes and
retired from Chapel of Care. She was a member of First Baptist Church of
Pottsboro and the Eastern Star. She was a beloved mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister, and friend. Mrs. Howard also loved her dogs
and was an avid bingo player.
Surviving are her daughters, Lisa Scudiero of Dallas, Carol Melton
of Aubrey, Jennifer Noel of Denison and Dorothy Upton of Pottsboro; brother,
Clifford Foster and wife Kathy of Sherman; sisters, Margaret Williams of
Sherman, Rosa Hayden and husband James of Denison and Mary Allison of Sherman;
grandchildren, Valerie Gotcher, Ashley Scudiero, Jordon McDonald and Toby
Upton; and great-grandchildren, Avarie Gotcher and Miles McFarland.
She was preceded in death by her son, Billy L. Howard II; two brothers;
and one sister.