Dorothy Anne Howard

12 years ago

Howard, Dorothy Anne – 67, September 21, 2012. Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, September 25, 2012. Arrangements are in the care of Ambrose Funeral Home, 1200 Garfield Ave., Bay City, Michigan 48708, 1-989-895-9601.


AR Dorothy HowardBay City, Mich. — Dorothy Anne Howard passed away early Friday morning September 21, 2012 at the James E. Cartwright Care Center after a lengthy illness age 67. Daughter of the late Edgar J. and Virginia M. (Sutherland) DesJardins she was born November 14, 1944 in Caribou, Maine. She married Richard L. Howard Sr. September 4, 1965 and recently celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary. Dorothy was owner and operator of Granny’s Services for many years. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church and the League of Catholic Women and Men.

Surviving besides her husband Richard she leaves four children, Leslie Anne Tapp, Richard “Bud” (Rosalyn) Howard Jr., Margaret (Frank) VanHaaren, Joseph (Gretchen) Howard; nine grandchildren, Erin & Katherine Nesbitt, Duncan & Sarah Howard, Richard, Brandan & Dustyn VanHaaren, Jacob & Andie Howard; and one great-granddaughter, Adalynn Elizalde. Also surviving is a sister, Barbara G. Warriner; one niece; several great-nieces; nephews; and several dear friends.

Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 10 a.m. from St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, Bay City, MI 48708. Friends called at the church only on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until time of mass. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Vincent DePaul Store in Bay City, Michigan.

Arrangements are in the care of Ambrose Funeral Home, 1200 Garfield Ave., Bay City, Michigan 48708, 1-989-895-9601.