Maureen E. Howe, 83, of Payson, died May 3, 2001, in Payson. She was born June 7, 1917, in Central City, Neb. She was the daughter of Waldo and Bessie Troutman.
Mrs. Howe was raised, along with her three sisters and two brothers, in McNary and Phoenix.
At the age of 16, she moved to Cimarron, N.M. to care for an aging grandmother. It was in Cimarron that she met and married John Harley Howe Dec. 5, 1935. Harley died one day after the couple's 61st wedding anniversary, in 1996.
Mrs. Howe was the bookkeeper for the family business. She also was a fine seamstress and enjoyed the outdoors. After the couple's retirement, they moved to Apache Junction, Ariz., where Maureen was an officer and active member of the Grandmother's Club, helping needy children.
In 1997 Mrs. Howe moved to Star Vale Mobile Home Park in Star Valley, where she enjoyed socializing with the ladies in the park. She attended Mountain Bible Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Pauline and her husband, Clifford Conner, of Cortez, Colo., Shirley and her husband, Gary Stabnau, of Payson, and daughter-in-law Aime Howe of Montrose, Colo.; one sister, Ruth Line of Whittier, Calif.; one brother, Edward Troutman of Manchester, Conn.; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley; one son Gary; two sisters; and one brother.
No local services are planned.
Burial will be in Cortez, Colo. May 12.
Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, P.O. Box 305, Payson, AZ 85547.