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Bobbie Evelyn Howarth, 84, of Weatherford, died at her home Monday, June 2, 2014.
Funeral is set for 1 p.m. Saturday in White's Chapel of Memories, 130 Houston Ave., Weatherford. Interment is at 11 a.m. Monday in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas. Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, 12672 Silicon Drive, Suite 105, San Antonio, TX 78249.
Mrs. Howarth was born in Aledo, 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. 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 and the First Christian Church in Carbondale, Ill. She enjoyed traveling, dominoes, cooking, and mostly being with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She was known to everyone as MeMaw.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her 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 husband, Melvin Jones, of Mansfield; sons, Samuel C. Howarth III (Sam/Buddy) and wife, Terri, of Pharr, and Alan and 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 beloved dog and cat, Squirt and Kitty.