Funeral services for Bobbie Evelyn Howarth, 84, of Weatherford, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at White’s Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.
Mrs. Howarth died June 2, 2014, peacefully at her home. She was born in Aledo, the daughter of the late Henry Eugene and Eliza Jane King.
Bobbie (known to 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. She also was an active president in the Fort Hood Noncommissioned Officers’ Wives’ Club and the Fort Hood Women’s Bowling Association.
She was a past member of the Church of Christ in Weatherford and the First Christian Church in Carbondale, Ill. She enjoyed traveling, dominoes, cooking and mostly being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was lovingly known to everyone as MeMaw.
Mrs. Howarth was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Merle Jackson, Mildred Matthews, Verna Tillery, Ruth Richter and Alma Wolfe; and brother, Elmer King.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel C. Howarth Jr.; daughter, Cathy and her husband, Melvin Jones, of Mansfield; son, Samuel C. Howarth III (Sam/Buddy) and his wife, Terri, of Pharr; son, Alan and his wife, Kathy Gibbs, of New Braunfels; sister, Hazel McCrary of Weatherford; grandchildren, Tiffany Gulledge, Heather Jones, Brandon Jones, Samuel Howarth IV (Quade), Dustin Howarth, Brian Howarth, Larry Gibbs, Cassie Clarke and Nikki Gibbs; great-grandsons, Tripp Gulledge and Nicholas Gibbs; numerous nieces and nephews; and her beloved dog and cat, Squirt and Kitty.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to Wounded Warriors Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today at White’s Funeral Home in Weatherford, which is in charge of arrangements.