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Rita Howard


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Howard, Rita



Rita Marie Howard. Loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend went home to be with the Lord and Savior October 15, 2016 at the age of 83. Rita was born in Gordon, NE to Frank and Gertrude Hoyt on June 18, 1933. She adored her family and loved spending time with them. Rita was the youngest of five children. She grew up in Harrison, NE, married John Carroll Howard on June 25, 1953 and settled in NM after John was discharged from the Air Force. Rita is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Gertrude, her husband John, her brothers Kenny and Lynn Hoyt, her sisters, Evelyn and Gladys, her daughter Diane, and her great-granddaughter Adrianna. She is survived by her seven children Debbie, Denise, John, Kelly, Steve, Scott and Marci; numerous grandchildren, great great-grandchildren, and their families. Rita is also remembered by numerous relatives, friends and by the many children she nurtured. She will be remembered by all as "grandma".



A Rosary will be recited Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:30 pm at Queen of Heaven Church, 5311 Phoenix Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 1:00 p.m., with reception immediately after.



Special thanks to her hospice nurse, Ashley and caretaker, Lorena for your thoughtfulness and kindness. You both warmed her heart and brought her happiness in her final weeks.



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Published in Albuquerque Journal on Oct. 18, 2016
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