A service to celebrate the life of Dorothy Louise Howard, 90 years of life, is scheduled at 2:00 PM on Friday, November 11, 2022, at Bacon Heights Baptist Church, followed by a graveside service at Denver City Memorial Park. Please view the service broadcasting schedule, floral purchasing, and an area to share stories of Dorothy with her family on this page.
Dorothy Allison Howard, dedicated and devoted wife, mother, Mamaw, sister, and friend of many, went to be with Jesus on November 8th, at the age of 90, in her home in Lubbock, Texas. She spent her last days surrounded by family and friends.
Dorothy was born to Thomas (Red) and Ruth Allison in Pampa, Texas, on January 5th, 1932. At a young age, her father’s job brought them to Denver City, Texas. While attending school there, Dorothy met the love of her life, Frankie Howard. They dated all through High School and married soon thereafter on February 16, 1951, at the home of Red and Ruth Allison in Denver City, Texas. Dorothy worked as a bookkeeper/secretary, but her favorite job was raising their three children, Cynthia, Brent, and Penny.
Through the years, Dorothy enjoyed attending and serving in their church, singing in the choir, interacting with family and friends, traveling, and attending anything that their children and grandchildren were involved in. Dorothy could be found cooking, sewing, playing games, and working alongside Frankie. They spent several years of fun at their lot in Timberon, camping and playing with family.
Dorothy was a very loving, sweet, giving, and compassionate person. Each member of her family knew that she was praying daily for them and could count on her for good sound advice and wisdom. She would deny herself to help others. Dorothy supported several different ministries and was very generous with all family members. Her real legacy was the importance of having a close relationship with Jesus and doing His will to the best of her abilities. Dorothy had a good sense of humor and enjoyed jokes and laughter.
In her later life, she spent many days singing in her Senior adult choir, reaching out to Sunday School members, and playing games. Family and friends will greatly miss her.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Frankie Howard; her parents, Thomas and Ruth Allison; stepfather, Robert Shields; brothers, Tommy and Jimmy Allison, and sister, Bobby Hice. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Trout, and husband, Lyndal of Shallowater, Texas; her son, Brent Howard, and wife, Michelle of Springhill, Kansas; daughter, Penny Gallion, and husband, Audwin of Odessa, Texas; sister, Bessie Prather of Hobbs, New Mexico; two sisters-in-law, Dianne and Mary Alice Allison; six grandchildren, Allison Wells and husband Ben, Heather Payrovi and wife Layla, Kelly Blackwood and wife Dara, Jennifer Howard, Kevin Blackwood, and wife Sarah, Kaitlyn Gallion; 10 great grandkids; one great-great-grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.
In her memory, donations can be made to Parkridge Pregnancy Center, Samaritan’s Purse, or a charity of your choice.
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