Amber L. (Waters) Howell
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CHIPPEWA LAKE -- Amber L. (Waters) Howell, 38, of Chippewa Lake, passed away July 5, 2020.

A memorial gathering will take place from noon-1 p.m. Friday, July 10, 2020, at the Daggett-Gilbert Funeral Home in Big Rapids with a time of sharing beginning at 1 p.m. View complete obituary at daggettgilbertfuneralhome.com.



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Published in Big Rapids Pioneer on Jul. 7, 2020.
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July 10, 2020
Briony and i have sat and talked about you most of the afternoon , the first time Briony met you she must have been 5 years old and she loved you , you were her kind of fun , of course Aunty Trish always loved you
We have all spent many special holidays and times together , we have had sad times but most fun silly times
We once all went up Mount Etna in Scicily , somebody said oh look a pony
A voice piped up whats a Roni ? Of course we all screamed laughing and we still talk and laugh about it to this day
Its wasnt that funny as Amber was really hard of hearing but for that day it was funny
Ambi , we will always always hold a special place in our hearts just for you
A week before you passed i messaged you and said Amber please look after yourself and remember i love you
The reply was I love you too trish
Rest in peace baby girl
We will love you pj and able forever
Trish and Briony
Family
July 10, 2020
Ive heard many wonderful things about you from your Aunty Trish, Amber, and know that youre loved very much and will be forever missed.
Christine Ince
Friend
July 10, 2020
Andrew&charlotte Baker
Family
July 9, 2020
Amber Waters Howell is a young woman that will remain with me forever. I became well and truly acquainted with Amber while staying with her and her sister, Lo, when their parents, Jim and Carol, went from NAS Sigonella, Sicily, to Mt Pleasant, Michigan, to buy a house before their move when Jim retired from the US Navy. The Waters family lived on the base where teenagers could safely come and go between friend's houses after school until sundown. Lo and I might be reading, watching TV or chatting when into the house burst a gaggle of giggling teenage girls...Amber and a dozen friends! They would all tell us something very exciting(talking all at once, of course!) then they'd vanish as quickly as they had appeared. That could occur many times over an evening, and often did. At the close of the day, after I thought Lo was tucked in for the night, I'd go chat with Amber who was already in bed reading( no cell phones yet) . That first night she truly shocked me by turning a small nearby fan toward herself! What is this ? Amber agreed that it was not hot in the house she simply like the whirring sound of that fan when she was falling asleep. A lifetime Amber specialty! That very fun week flew past , as did the many years in between then and my last most wonderful memory of Amber at Lo's wedding, September 22,2018. During the evening Dan and Amber quietly managed their young sons with what can only be described as an abundance of TLC. It is well known how much those boys were adored by their mother but my husband and I witnessed the true measure of a young mother's love come full circle when Abel , who at four years was the tiny flower boy, turned from the altar to face his mother, who was sitting nearby us, and mouthed I LOVE YOU MOMMY. We heard her whisper I LOVE YOU, TOO, ABEL, now please turn around. And he did with so with a smile. Amber will be terribly missed by her many friends and extended family members but even more so by her immediate family, her husband and their sons, PJ and Abel. She can never be replaced. We are all devastated and heart broken that she has left our presence forever.
Tereasa Lee Morley
Friend
July 9, 2020
Amber's passing is such a sad event in the lives of her family and friends who had so much love and hope for her. She was wife, daughter, sister and friend, but in my mind she was foremost a mother, and that is where she will be missed most: a steady loving hand for PJ and Able. These two boys counted on her being there when they needed her. I will never forget how she dressed and groomed them for Lo's wedding, What handsome little guys! And little Able standing as ringbearer in front of the wedding party and looking at Amber mouthing, "I love you, Mommy." Now it just breaks my heart to think of it. When a loved one passes too soon, out of the 'natural order of things,' the sadness is deep and the loss keenly felt, but to help her husband, Dan, and sons PJ and Able to get through this loss now should be a healing devotion for all of us.
Larry Morley
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