Jul 012014

On June 26, 2014, heaven gained another angel. Our mother, Betty Charmaine Fury of Snowflake, Navajo County, Ariz. peacefully passed away. She was 85. Our mother was born in Joplin, Jasper County, Mo., to Wilma and Owen Gowdy. She moved at the age of four to Los Angeles, Calif., where she was raised in a home with her mother, sister, grandmother, aunts and cousins.

She married our father, Olan Thomas Howard in 1944 and they began our family: Nanette Crawford of Jefferson, Texas, Linda Werkmeister of Phoenix, Ariz., Tom Howard of Snowflake, Ariz., and Jack Howard of Rush Springs, Okla. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and various nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held.

Owens Livingston Mortuary of Snowflake handled the arrangements.Obit-Betty Fury