Patricia Ann Smith Howell

Portrait of Patricia Ann Smith Howell Headstone Photograph


"Those Whom God Has Joined
Together Let No Man Put
Episcopal Wedding

Aug. 3, 1954

"Liberty & Justice For All"
- - Pledge of Allegiance

Charles Ben
Aug. 14, 1925
June 27, 2003

"Faith, Hope And Love . . .
The Greatest Of These Is Love"
1 Corinthians 13:13

Patricia Ann
Feb. 13, 1931
April 16, 2003
Full Name: Patricia Ann Smith Howell
AKA: Pat
Location: Section:Statesman's Meadow, Section 2 (G)
Row:J  Number:26
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of Charles Ben Howell 
Birth Date: February 13, 1931 
Died: April 16, 2003 
Burial Date: April 21, 2003 

HOWELL, PATRICIA ANN SMITH (1931~2003) Patricia Ann Smith Howell, wife of State Judge Charles Ben Howell, was born in Indiana on February 13, 1931, to Troy and Cecilia Smith. She attended Mt. Vernon High School and went to the State Finals, where she sang in a quartet. After graduation, she attended St. Mary‘s School of Nursing at Evansville, Indiana. After her marriage to Charles Ben Howell, they moved to Texas in 1957.

After moving to Dallas, Charles set up a law practice and later served as a Dallas County District and Appeals Judge. Patricia, or Pat, spent much of her husband‘s career working in his law practice and on his numerous political campaigns.

A 45-year member of All Saints Episcopal Church, Pat served her church faithfully as a Sunday school teacher, choir member, and church treasurer. She was also a member of the League of Women Voters, and served as a Dallas County Grand Juror. She was president of the Lakewood Republican Women‘s Club.

The Howells have three daughters, Karen, Jonnette, and Jonnita, and two granddaughters, Chelsea and Ashley.

Information taken from obituary, The Dallas Morning News, Sunday, April 20, 2003.

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