Dolores Howard

Dolores Howard Photo 001Dolores Howard of Moscow died in her own home on Sunday February 15th. She was born on July 19, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dolores was raised by her mother Agnes Wernke, and graduated from Arsenal Tech High School in Indianapolis. She married Robert Howard on July 31, 1942.

Dolores worked as a telephone operator, and as a secretary in a doctors’ office, and later at the Moscow United Methodist church. While Robert was in service during WW2 and during the next few years, Dolores lived in Louisiana, California, Nebraska, and Rockford, WA. In 1952 they settled onto property on Flannigan Creek out of Viola and raised 3 children.

Dolores’ great passion in life was her relationship with Jesus Christ, and following His example to serve others. She was a member of the Moscow Nazarene Church. Dolores discipled many young women over the years. Shortly after her husband’s death in 1987, she began a widow’s support group that met monthly in the Moscow community. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

Dolores enjoyed traveling with her husband after retirement, and later with the Moscow Roadrunners. She was an avid reader, and loved her chocolate and Gonzaga basketball.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert, and son Steven. She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Annette) in Portland, and son David (Brenda) in Viola. She has 6 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held this Friday at 1 PM at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene.

Burial will take place at the Rock Creek Cemetery prior to the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Nazarene World Compassionate Ministry, 1400 7th St. Moscow, ID. 83843; or Gideon Bibles, Palouse Hills Camp, P.O. Box 8553, Moscow, ID 83843.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel, Moscow, and online condolences may be sent to


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