Mary C. Howard

AT&T worker

Age 61

September 19, 2005

Mary C. Howard, a retired American Telephone & Telegraph worker and sports fan, died of breast cancer Sept. 12 at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Windsor Mill resident was 61.

She was born Mary Craig in Baltimore and raised in Turners Station. After graduating from Sollers Point High School in 1961, she became an assembly line worker at Western Electric Corp.'s Point Breeze plant.

In 1984, she transferred to the company's plant in Omaha, Neb., and worked there until retiring from AT&T in 1995, when she returned to Baltimore.

Mrs. Howard was an avid basketball and football fan who could easily recite team statistics.

"She became a Minnesota Vikings fan after the Colts left Baltimore in 1984," said her husband of 22 years, Jimmie Howard Sr., who is also retired from AT&T. "She also was a big Tiger Woods fan."

Mrs. Howard was a member of Greater St. John's Baptist Church in Turners Station, where services were held Saturday.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Howard is survived by a brother, James E. Craig of Baltimore; seven sisters, Evelyn M. Thomas of Forest Hill, Helen C. Brown of Windsor Hill, Janet M. Hamlett of Randallstown, Juanita Moody and Ruby L. Shaw, both of Lochearn, and Christine Witherspoon and Virginia E. Bowser, both of Baltimore; a stepson, Jimmie Howard Jr. of Baltimore; two stepdaughters, Terry Gresham of Chesterfield, Va., and Kimberly Stokes of Baltimore; and three grandchildren.

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