Bobbie Evelyn Howarth, 84, of Weatherford, Texas, passed away peacefully at her home Monday, June 2, 2014.
She was born in Aledo, Texas, the daughter of the late Henry Eugene and Eliza Jane King.
Bobbie (known by many as Evelyn) worked as the director for Dependent Youth Activities, where she mentored and cared for many children of military families. Prior to that, she was employed at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas. She was also an active president in the Fort Hood NCO Wives Club and the Fort Hood Women’s Bowling Association. Bobbie was a past member of the Church of Christ in Weatherford, Texas, and the First Christian Church in Carbondale, Illinois. She enjoyed traveling, dominoes, cooking, and mostly being with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was lovingly known to everyone as MeMaw.
In addition to her parents, Bobbie was preceded in death by her sisters, Merle Jackson, Mildred Matthews, Verna Tillery, Ruth Richter, Alma Wolfe, and brother, Elmer King.
She is survived by her husband, Samuel C. Howarth Jr., originally from Lewes; her daughter, Cathy and husband Melvin Jones of Mansfield, Texas; her son, Samuel C. Howarth III (Sam/Buddy), and wife Terri, of Pharr, Texas; her son, Alan and wife Kathy Gibbs of New Braunfels, Texas; her sister, Hazel McCrary of Weatherford, Texas; her grandchildren, Tiffany Gulledge, Heather Jones, Brandon Jones, Samuel Howarth IV (Quade), Dustin Howarth, Brian Howarth, Larry Gibbs, Cassie Clarke, and Nikki Gibbs; her great-grandsons, Tripp Gulledge and Nicholas Gibbs; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog and cat, Squirt and Kitty.
Bobbie’s viewing will be held Friday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., and funeral services will be held Saturday, June 7 at 1 p.m. Both will take place at White’s Funeral Home, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. The funeral internment will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 9, in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Bobbie’s name to: Wounded Warriors Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249.