Mary Helen Howard-Rockwell

Friday, Sep. 14, 2018
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Mary Helen Howard-Rockwell

February 10, 1929 ~ September 3, 2018

“On a clear day... How it will astound you, that the glow of your being outshines every star.”

This song was often beautifully sung by our dear mother. She was sure it described Heaven and now she knows it does.

Raised in Norfolk, Neb., she was the wife of 44 years to sportscaster Bill Howard, Sr. Bill was interred at Arlington National Cemetery with our fallen heroes in 1994.

She was mother to three children: Anne Howard, Kathleen Blodgett (Christopher), and Bill Howard, Jr. (Trese). Grandmother to Will Howard and Christie Garrettson (James) and great-grandmother to Nadia Garrettson.

Helen later married Joseph Rockwell. We know she loved us all very much and that is what she takes with her.

A funeral Mass was celebrated on September 12, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Villa. Online condolences may be offered to the family at

Our family wishes to thank Huntsman Cancer Center, Symbii Hospice, Beehive Senior Care and CNAs Corey, Marie and Crystal for their gentle and loving care.

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