Helen Claire HowardCave Springs, AR, 1929 - 2020 0comment
Helen Howard was born October 25, 1929 to Richard Dickinson and Hazel Hammock Dickinson Porter. Helen died February 14, 2020 in Rogers, Ark., at the age of 90. A native Mississippian, Helen grew up in Monticello, Ark. After graduating from Monticello High School, she was a student at University of Arkansas, Monticello, formerly Arkansas A & M. She later taught school for five years.
In 1951, she married Lloyd C. Howard. They were married almost 69 years. With Lloyd being with oil companies, they were transferred numerous times and lived in many locations. In 1972, they moved to Rogers, Ark., having left corporate life to begin new careers. Helen had always wanted to own a children's clothing shop and her dream was realized in the formation of "The Children's Shop", which she had for 20 years and retired, as Lloyd did. They had fun travelling and "doing as they wanted to do", as long as health permitted.
Helen was a member of First United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents Richard L. Dickinson and Hazel Hammock Dickinson and her brother Richard L. Dickinson Jr. She is survived by her husband Lloyd C. Howard, son Richard Howard and his wife Shiela of Cave Springs; daughter Karen Albares and husband Andy of Foreman, Ark.; Grandchildren Jennifer Laurent of Shreveport, La.; Rich Howard and wife Nancee of Cave Springs, Ark.; Jason Howard of Hot Springs, Ark.; Trip Hawkins and Candace Ripley of Foreman, Ark.; and Kaitlyn Flanagan and husband Zach of Texarkana, Ark.; and Great-Grandchildren Jaxson Hawkins, Aubree Hawkins, Melanie Flanagan, Ben Flanagan, and soon to be here Gracie Kate Howard; Step-Grand Children Tara McCabe of Centerton, Ark., Terese Turner and husband Jeb of Bentonville, Ark., and seven Step-Great-Grandchildren, Zachary McCabe, Mason Muellenberg, Seth, Luke, Cole, Cam and Hallie Turner.
A memorial celebration of Helen's life will be held at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, February 19 at Rogers First United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Rogers First United Methodist Church, the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society.
Published February 17, 2020
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Rollins Funeral Home
1401 W. Hudson Rd, Rogers, AR