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Obituary for Christine Louise (Cates) Howe

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Christine Louise (Cates) Howe

Died: March 28, 2016

Christine Louise (Cates) Howe passed away March 28, 2016 at the age of 90.  She was the daughter of George W Cates and Nancy Archer Cates, born August 11, 1925 in Jenks, Oklahoma.  She was raised primarily in San Angelo, Texas, but lived the greater part of her life in Ogden, Utah.  In 1948 she married her loving husband, Gordon W Howe.  They were blessed with five wonderful children, and their greatest joy and achievements in life were raising their children.

They were members of the Washington Heights Baptist Church where they made many life-long friends.  Christine was the final surviving original member of Washington Heights, attending since the first service was held in 1956.  Christine taught Sunday School for over 50 years, impacting the lives of many children.  She served many years as a Deaconess, on the Flower Committee, and went on her last short-term Mission trip at the age of 75. Christine worked at Hill Air Force Base for many years before retiring.  She has resided in Washington Terrace for 60 years and was thankful for many wonderful neighbors.

She is survived by one daughter, Judy (Steven) Jones, three sons, Ron (Ann Mary) Howe, Mark (Jill) Howe, David (Sissy) Howe, and son-in-law Steven (Nicole) Goodwill.  Christine loved children, and loved that her family grew through births and blending to 55 and counting. She was a loving grandmother to 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.  Christine is survived by two sisters, Nona Fletcher, and Mary Mot’l, one sister-in-law, JoAnn Hudspeth, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gordon, daughter Carol, and four sisters, Margaret Cates, Doris Hillstead, Wanda Bakewell, and Helen Galloway.  She loved The Lord with all her heart, and her blessings were too numerous to count.  We give special thanks to her sister Nona, her lifelong best friend and loving companion, for living with Christine for the past eighteen months.  You gave her much comfort and joy.

Viewing will be held Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM at     Washington Heights Church, 1770 East 6200 South, Ogden, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.

Interment will be at Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah.

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016

Time: 2:59 pm - 2:59 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403


Friends may visit with the family prior to services from 10:00 to 10:45 AM.


Service Information

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

Time: 2:59 pm -

Washington Heights Church


1770 East 6200 South , , Ogden, UT,

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Cemetery Information

Date: Monday, April 4, 2016

Washington Heights Memorial Park


4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Marcy Aunspaugh posted on 5/6/17

I just found out and am sorry hear that Christine had passed last year. My husband's parents Don & Janie Aunspaugh and their children were good friends and took many trips together. She also made my wedding dress. Janie has Alzheimer's but I will let her and Don know of Christine's passing. Alan and I had visited her in January 2015 when we were in Ogden for my mothers funeral. She was a wonderful lady.


Debbie Howe posted on 4/3/16

Christine was a beautiful and loving women. She always made are family feel welcome when we were able to visit. God has another beautiful angel in heaven. All our love, Stan, Debbie, Stacy and Barbara Howe


Jane Stewart posted on 4/3/16

Ron, we only met your mother once years ago at a party in her backyard for you and Ann Mary, but she was so nice and gracious and we remember her with fondness. She lived a long and full life and it doesn't get much better than that. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Jane and Tom Stewart


Liz posted on 3/31/16

This gracious lady welcomed me and my little children to the church family over 25 years ago. Her love and patience as she walked the talked will be forever remembered. Sympathy to her family and may the good memories comfort you and bring joy to your hearts.