Mrs. Howe was born at home in East Dover, the daughter of Harold and Leona (Powers) Wright and attended the East Dover School in Goose City.
Mrs. Howe worked in many area lodges, including the Novice Inn, Four Seasons, and the Ironstone Lodge, for many years. She enjoyed square dancing with her husband Jasper and was active with area seniors, especially attending senior meals in Jacksonville. She enjoyed listening to country music and Lawrence Welk and enjoyed visits from her family.
Mrs. Howe is survived by her children, Leonard Howe and his wife Betsy, and Nancy Aldrich and her husband Earl, of Wilmington; brother Lawrence Wright, of Brattleboro; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jasper J. Howe, whom she married August 28, 1941. Mr. Howe died August 6, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her son Gerald Howe who died in 1992, her daughter Barbara Gouin who died in 1995 and siblings Bill, Howard, Hollis, Chester, Buster, Edith, Myrtle, and Mildred.
Funeral services for Mrs. Howe were held on Monday, August 11, at Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, 44 East Main Street, Wilmington, VT. Interment followed in the family lot in Riverview Cemetery.
If friends desire memorial gifts may be made to the Wilmington Fire Department or Deerfield Valley Rescue Squad, c/o of Covey, Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215 Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal email condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.