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Barbara Breault Howe

April 7, 1943 April 14, 2017
Barbara Breault Howe
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Obituary for Barbara Breault Howe

Barbara Breault Howe, of Milford, passed away in the loving care of her family on April 14, 2017, at the age of 74, after a courageous battle with cancer. Barbara was born April 7, 1943, the eldest daughter of the late Grant and Lorna (Hooker) Breault of Gladwin, MI. Barbara was raised her first few years on her Grandparents Alva and Bertha Hooker’s farm, one of her favorite places as a child, in Gladwin, MI while her father was serving overseas in WWII. Upon Grant’s return, the family moved to Flint, MI where Barbara attended school, graduating in 1961 from Bendle High School.

Barbara met Gary Howe of Mt. Morris, MI in the summer of 1961 at Wallis drive up restaurant while out with friends. The two were married in October of 1962 and bought their first home in Mt. Morris. Gary soon decided to join the Michigan State Police which took the couple to Battle Creek, Bad Axe and then to Milford 41 years ago. Barbara always made a home for her family which included three children, Brian, Rebecca and Joshua. Barbara was known for organizing family events and held family and friends very dear to her. Barbara’s hobbies included creating a beautiful home, shopping with friends, playing bridge and other card games, golfing, and traveling with family and friends. Barbara was involved in Welcome Wagon, the Garden Club and many scholarship committees. Barbara’s spirit, strong will, generosity, stories and beautiful smile will be missed by both family and friends; she truly was one of a kind.



In addition to Gary, her husband of 55 years, Barbara is survived by her children, Brian (Pam) Howe of Highland, MI, Rebecca Howe of Milford, MI and Joshua (Jodi) Howe of Howell, MI; grandchildren, Allison Howe, Bradley Howe, Alex Howe, Reese Greenough, and Grant Howe; brother, Gerald (Linda) Breault of Gladwin, MI; sisters, Marlene (Randy) Smith of Robbinsville, NC and Janet Breault of Milford, MI; half-sister, Kathy Doan of California and many nieces and nephews. Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Glen Breault of St. Helen, MI and her nephew Kyle McMullen of Gladwin, MI. 



Visitation will be held on May 4, 2017 from 10-11 am immediately followed by the Memorial Service at 11 am at Lynch & Sons in Milford, MI. The Memorial Luncheon will follow from 1-3:30 pm at Mystic Creek Golf Course in Milford, MI.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Sharing in Highland, MI or to a charity that focuses on children, areas that Barbara was passionate about. 

For further information, please phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 284.685.6645.

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