It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Rose Isabel Howard. Our beloved Vovo. Mother, grandmother, and friend to so many. Rose passed away peacefully on the morning of April 1, 2022. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on November 23, 1927, to Louis and Isabel Jardin. Rose married Wilburn Gene Howard, whom she met on a dare from a friend, on December 14, 1946. They had four children together and were married for 39 years before his passing in 1985. Rose is survived by her children Wilburn Gene Howard Jr., wife Kathy, Debbie Gormley, husband Steve, and Dennis Howard. She has ten grandchildren, Misty Yorba, husband Steve, Erin Peyton, husband Chris, Luke Howard, wife April, Kevin Gormley, wife Bella, Janise Gunter, husband Jon, Kaili Hendey, husband Mark, Ashley Newton, husband Tyler, Tyler Howard, wife Nicole, Dennis Howard Jr., and Zack Howard. Rose has twenty great grandchildren. Tripp, Jack, Keegan, Evelyn, Olivia, Keira, Harlow, Emma Rose, Matthew, Macey, Steven, Kyla, Ashley, Ayva, Jon Jr., Lillian, Ashley, Aleczander, Larry, and Jessie and one great-great grandchild, River. Rose has many beloved nieces and nephews and well as many friends that she always made feel just as her own family. Rose worked for the Navy Exchange for 42 years, first at Port Hueneme and then Pt. Mugu. She loved her customers and working in the candy aisle. She always said you could find her on the candy aisle. She was known for her wonderful hugs with a little squeeze at the end! Rose is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, all seven of her brothers and sisters and her son, David. Rose had Alzheimer’s in her final years but her true spirit and who she was never wavered. The family would like to thank Mom and Dad Board Care and Oakhurst Hospice for their caring staff, excellent service, and wonderful support. Especially Jenny and Tita. The love they showed Vovo was such a blessing to our family.
Visitation will be held Thursday, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., April 21, 2022 with the recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m., at Camino del Sol Funeral Home, 200 N. C Street, Oxnard,. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, 10:00 a.m., at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2511 S. C Street, Oxnard, with burial to follow at Santa Clara Catholic Cemetery, 2370 N H Street, Oxnard.
Rose, a devout Catholic, is in the care of Camino del Sol Memorial Center and Funeral Home, 200 N. C St in Oxnard.
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