Mary Agatha Howatt, 90, of Seaside, died Monday, Dec. 5, 2011, in Seaside.
She was born Feb. 14, 1921, in Souris, Prince Edward Island, Canada, to Wilfred and Mary Jane (Grady) Cheverie. She was the youngest of nine children.
She received her education in Souris.
During World War II, she worked as a civilian for the Canadian Navy Department Command in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
She returned to Prince Edward Island, and on July 7, 1946, she married Stanley Robert Howatt. He preceded her in death in 1987.
Mrs. Howatt and her husband made their first home in Carleton Siding, Prince Edward Island, where she ran the post office for five years. She then became a homemaker. In 1968, the family moved to the Oregon Coast. In 1980, they moved to Boulder City, Nev., and she resided there until the mid-1990s. She then returned to Oregon to live close to family.
Family members said her hobbies included playing cards, playing the piano, reading and being an accomplished seamstress. Her family remembers her as a great storyteller.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Rory and Molly Howatt of Bend and Jan and Deb Howatt of McMinnville; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jackie and Butch DuRette of Ketchikan, Alaska, Jill and Mike Curtis of Warrenton, Jane and Russ Sullivan of Anchorage, Alaska, and Jody Howatt of Dayton; a sister-in-law, Grace Hoskins of Chicago; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and godchildren throughout Canada and the U.S.
She was preceded in death by a son, Glennie Howatt, in 1961; and all of her siblings.
Interment will be held at a later date in Boulder City, beside her husband of 41 years.
Caldwell's Luce-Layton Mortuary in Astoria is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book can be signed at www.caldwellsmortuary.com
Stanley R Howatt
Henry Joseph Cheverie
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