Dateline: January 10, 2008
Marie Irby Howard, 90, died Thursday, January 3, 2008, in
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, 2008, in Citizens
Cemetery in Clarendon, with Bright Newhouse, Minister of the Hedley Church
of Christ, officiating. Burial was held at Citizens Cemetery. Services
were under the arrangement of Robertson Funeral Directors of Clarendon.
was born on March 3, 1917, in Brownfield to William David and Claudia
Townsend Irby. She married George Howard on June 10, 1940, in Oklahoma
City, Okla. She had been a resident of Clarendon since 1964. She had been
a college professor at Clarendon College from 1965-1987. She was a
was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George Townsend Irby
and David Dale Irby.
include her husband, George Howard of Clarendon; a daughter, Karen Gaye
Howard Schultz of Amarillo; two sons, William Mark Howard of Tampa,
Florida, and Jeffery Miles Howard of Clarendon; a sister, Virginia Kay
Helton of Amarillo; four grandchildren, Stonie Howard, Lisa Abdulla,
Jeremy Howard, and Kaitlyn Howard; three great-grandchildren, Savannah
Howard, Kadeja Abdulla, and Khalil Abdulla.
family requests memorials be to the American Cancer Society.
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