|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1968|
|Death: ||Nov. 4, 2009|
Heather Harp Howland was born in Oklahoma City on September 9th, 1968 and transitioned from this life on November 4th, 2009. Her early years were spent in San Antonio Texas. Her family moved to Tulsa when she was 14. She attended Kemper Military Academy in Boonville Missouri, alma mater of Will Rogers, and graduated from Tulsa Memorial High School. She majored in journalism/marketing at the University of Oklahoma.. She is preceded in death by her Mother, Sharon. She is survived by her father John Howland of San Antonio Texas, and her brother Patrick Howland and his wife Patrice Pratt of Tulsa, and her nieces Ariel Pratt of Pennsylvania, Sierra Pratt of Tulsa and nephews, Rick Pratt of Pennsylvania, Shay Howland of Tulsa, Seth Howland of Tulsa.
Heather lived in San Antonio in her young adult years and then in 1995 she returned to Tulsa to care for her mother. She opened England & Harp, a successful antique and design store on Cherry Street in 1997. Her eye for design was impeccable.
As a member of the Tulsa LGBTQ community, Heather supported the mission of Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq) formerly known as Tulsa Oklahomans for Human Rights (TOHR). She volunteered her time and efforts at the Pride Store, co-directing the Pride Events and serving as the master of ceremonies for such events as the Pyramid Project Tea Dances and other fundraising events. She was very generous to the Capital Campaign for the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center and was among the top donors.
Heather had lots of interests and talents. She loved softball and played catcher while at OU and would gladly tell you that her knees haven't been the same since. She could belt out a song, deliver a sermon and demonstrate an Academy Award speech upon request. She was a founding member of Women of Council Oak in 2003 and a supporting member of Sisters in Song. She was a DIVA at heart and loved her make-up as much as she loved her family, friends and her beloved dog, Sadie, and her adventuresome cat, Thompson.
Heather developed liver disease in 2008 and was on the liver transplant wait list. Carol Brown and friends hosted a fundraising effort in September 2009 at Club 209 to assist with current medical bills and future transplant costs.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center located at 621 East 4th Street, Tulsa Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Oklahomans for Equality in her memory.
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th Street | Tulsa, OK 74120 | 918.743.4297
She will be missed. She will forever be remembered.
Submitted by Michelle Hoffman
Howland , Heather Harp, 41, interior designer, died Wednesday. Celebration of life 2 p.m. Saturday, Dennis R. Neill Equality Center. Cremation Society.
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Created by: Carol Ballew/Harris
Record added: Nov 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44022182
Heather I have thought of you often over the years. I will always remember your smile and laugh and the fun we shared in High School......|
Jamie Hicks Tiernan
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