Katherine “Kathy” S. Howell

May 16, 1960 - June 2, 2018

Katherine “Kathy” Suzanne Howell, 58, a resident of N. Ft. Myers, FL for one year, formerly of Woodbridge, VA, passed away Saturday, June 2, 2018 in Tampa, FL.

Kathy was of the Baptist Faith and had a love for the arts and Disney. She will be remembered for her outgoing personality and her way of making friends everywhere she went. She valued family and friends above all else, always going out of her way to make sure someone knew they were cherished by her.

Kathy was born May 16, 1960 in Ft. Belvoir, VA to parents Suzanne C. Henderson and Alvin L. Henderson. She was a 1978 graduate of Woodbridge Senior High School. She continued her education studying Fine Arts at Northern Virginia Community College. She went to work for the Defense Intelligence Agency in September of 1980. Earning multiple Outstanding Performance ratings during her tenure. She married her husband William C. Howell, III on April 25, 1981. In April of 1985 she began working in the private sector with government contractor Pacific Sierra Research Corporation. PSR later became General Dynamics, which she retired from in December of 2012 due to illness.

She is survived by her loving husband of 37 years, William C. Howell, III; mother, Suzanne Henderson of N. Ft. Myers; her three children, daughter, Suzanne Hunter and son-in-law, John Hunter of Lynchburg, VA; son, William C. Howell, VI of Manassas, VA, and son, Christian Howell of Manassas, VA, one brother, Barry Henderson and sister-in-law, Stephanie Henderson of Huntersville, NC; one niece, Julia Anne Henderson of Huntersville, NC; one nephew, Tyler Henderson also Huntersville, NC; as well as two grandchildren, Isabella and Ethan.
Kathy was preceded in death by her father, Alvin Lee Henderson.

Funeral Services will be held 12:00 noon, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Mullins Memorial, 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Ft. Myers, 33916 with Pastor Van Garner officiating. The Family will receive friends for a time of visitation at 11:00 AM up until the time of service.

Memorial contributions in memory of Kathy Howell are suggested to The Florida Native Butterfly Society,1815 Fowler St., Fort Myers, FL 33901.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

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