1967 ~ 2014
Mae Howard, 46, loving wife, mother, sister, daughter and
friend, ended her valiant battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma
March 16, 2014. For her small stature, she was a Giant to
all of us. Trisha is remembered as a bubbly, outgoing, compassionate,
determined, loving and courageous woman. She is loved by
all who know her and she loves us all in turn. She always
puts the needs of others first. Her faith and trust in her
Heavenly Father never falters. In her own words, she has
Trisha was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, according to her
siblings she is the oldest and wisest of ten children. She
is musically gifted and taught herself to play the piano
and organ at a young age. She loved the alto sax but could
play most instruments she picked up. She was a highly valued
member of the Starfleet Ambassadors Jazz/Show Singers and
Band at Jackson Community College.
She served her mission for the LDS church in the Utah Provo
mission. Her testimony is one of her most priceless possessions.
Her faith and strength amazes us all. She is the best example
of depending on the Lord in the mist of challenges and trials.
After her mission, she made Provo her home. It was there
that she started her career as a talented, gifted, and well
respected technical writer.
Trisha’s greatest joy in life was the blessing she
had to marry her sweetheart and best friend, Dale Howard,
in the Mount Timpanogos Temple, July 17, 2003. She loves
her children and is grateful for her knowledge of the Plan
of Salvation. The most important role in her life is that
of wife and mother.
One of her greatest passions is spending time with family
and friends. She has an infectious laugh, brilliant smile,
and brightens the lives of all who know her. She makes the
world a better place and knows how to lift anyone who needs
her. Her spirit has been a great source of encouragement
to others as they go through their own trials. She loves
to serve in the church and in her community.
Some of her favorite interests are knitting and tatting,
playing Doctor Mario, and playing the piano. She loves playing
games like Boggle and Cribbage. Trisha would say some of
her best friends are See’s and Godiva. She continues
to find happiness and joy through five different Purple
Wars with cancer and two bone marrow transplants. She is
finally free of the limits of her body.
The family would like to express their thanks for the abundant
outpouring of love and support shown and felt by many friends,
neighbors and loved ones.
She is survived by her husband, Dale Howard; children Cameron,
Skyler, Jordan, Miriam, and Travis; mother Sharon Turner;
siblings Tim, Teri, Tressie, Thad, Tiffany, Tabitha, Tangela;
and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her father
Nelson Turner; brother Thomas and sister Tavia.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 22, 2014,
at 11:00 am in the Cedar Hills West LDS Stake Center Chapel,
4580 West Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah. Family and
friends may call Friday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the
Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork,
Utah and also at an additional viewing Saturday morning
from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment
will follow services at Highland City Cemetery.