HOWARD, ROSE MARY
Entered into Eternal Life on November 11th, 2010. Born January 30, 1924 in Phoenix, AZ. She is preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William “Bill” Howard, Jr. and her brother Robert Dunst. Rose Mary was an extraordinarily classy and loving lady. While with us in body, her simplistic heart and enduring spirit were demonstrated through her strong Catholic faith and her love and devotion to God, her family and her friends. Nurturing and generous best describe Rose Mary as a mother and grandmother. She volunteered for over 20 years at the Marian Shop at St. Francis Xavier parish and was active in the St. Francis Mother’s Club and Brophy Mother’s Guild. Rose Mary is survived by brothers Urban Dunst of Rainbow, CA and Frank Dunst (Elaine) of Filmore, CA; her sons Andy Howard of Yuma and John (Madeleine) of Phoenix and her grandchildren Christopher (Annette), Ginelle, John Michael, Melissa (Andy), and Yancey, along with five great-grandchildren. The warmth of her smile, gentleness of her touch and sweetness of her laughter will be forever remembered by all who knew her. A celebration of Rose Mary’s 87 years of life will begin with Visitation from 3-4pm, Rosary at 4pm, Sunday, November 21st, at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Funeral Mass will be held at 10am, Monday, November 22nd, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to 1st Way , 333 E. McDowell Road, Phx., AZ 85004.