Trisha Mae Howard
1967 ~ 2014

Trisha 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 "no regrets."

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.

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