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Constance "Connie" Howerton

January 14, 2019
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Constance "Connie" Howerton, 71, of Baker City, died on Monday, January 14, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. As per her request, there will be no funeral service.

Connie was born on January 28, 1947 to parents Joe and Mary Erwin in Jacksonville, Florida. She was raised as a Naval officers daughter and moved across the states. Connie attended Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California and graduated in 1965.

Connie met Barney Howerton, the love of her life, through her mom whom had met him at her work. Barney and Connie were married August 28, 1965.

She worked for Sunset Answering Services in San Francisco and later as a personal care provider in Baker City. She was also a member of Jobs Daughter International and a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts.

Connie enjoyed watching her grandchildren grow up, camping, TV game shows (especially Jeopardy), Hallmark movies, puzzles, crosswords, card games, crocheting, and watching her grandkids play ball. She loved lilacs and violets and her favorite color was a deep forest green. Connie had a special bond and memories with her dogs Penny, a Rottweiler and Tammy her childhood Boxer.

Connie will be remembered for her compassion for people, for caring for others and for her family. She would always say, “You kids are my world”.

She was preceded in death by her husband Barney Howerton; parents Joe and Mary Erwin; niece Mary Lorraine Howerton.

Connie is survived by her son Jimmy Howerton; daughter Debbie Howerton Andino; grandchildren Derek, Matt, Melissa, Sierra; great grandchild Hunter James; sisters Debbie Joe Howerton, Sherry Hulme; several nieces and nephews.

For those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Connie the family suggests Community Connections through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences can be shared at

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