Carolyn Ruth Howes

Oct 16, 1947 - Jul 10, 2020

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Obituary Carolyn Ruth Howes

Carolyn Ruth Howes, 72, of Sacramento, California passed away on Friday, July 10, 2020 from a heart attack. There is an open viewing, July 21, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at East Lawn South Sacramento, 3939 Fruitridge Rd, Sacramento, Ca 95820. The viewing will be limited to two people at a time due to COVID restrictions, mask required. The internment is private.

Carolyn was born to Edith and Wilbur Robertson in Leavenworth, Washington on October 16, 1947. Her family moved to Sacramento, California January 1957. Carolyn graduated from C.K McClatchy High School in 1965. Carolyn continued her education, receiving two AA’s, one BA and one MA focusing on general education, speech, drama and Registered Nurse. Being a Registered Nurse (surgical nurse) was her calling. She helped many family and friends understand what to expect when facing surgery. She was very caring and empathetic, even praying with some patients when she felt the urge from the Holy Spirit. She continued her calling as an RN until she retired. Carolyn was an RN in Sacramento, CA and Jerusalem, Israel. Carolyn came home from Israel when her father had fallen into ill health from a stroke. She moved back home to help her mother take care of her father. Carolyn was a giver of time, money, really anything someone may need. She and Dennis housed many missionaries over the years and friends from Israel.

Carolyn married Dennis Howes on April 7, 2001 at the Sacramento First Church of the Nazarene, Sacramento, Ca. Carolyn, then inherited a son and daughter to make her family complete. Carolyn became a grandmother and experienced the honor and joy of having a grandchild. Dennis and Carolyn were just short of celebrating their 20th year of marriage.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Dennis, Rael Gilmore (Aaron Gilmore) and grandchild Mia Gilmore. She is also survived by Ben Howes (Amy Howes). She is survived by her brother David (Patti) Robertson, sister Peggy (Lance) Kelly and brother, Al (Lynda) Robertson. She is survived by eight nieces and nephews who benefited from her love, gifts and emotional support: Scott (Michelle) Robertson, Justin (Becky) Kelly, Tracy (Matt) Kliewer, Sabrina Kelly, Brian (Jeanna) Robertson, Seth (Christine) Kelly, Alexandra Robertson, Ashley Robertson. She is also survived by fifteen grandnieces/grandnephews, along with extended family and many longtime friends. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Edith and Wilbur Robertson, her mother in law, Patricia Howes.


  • Patty & Len Jones says:

    Much love and prayers. You will be greatly missed.

  • Jessica Thomas says:

    You will be missed and we were all blessed when you came in the family. Thank you for giving my Uncle Dennis happiness for many years. Fly with the Angels.

  • Gil and Ginny markus says:

    Carolyn was such a sweet lady
    I loved seeing her at first church. You have my sympathy and prayers
    Gil and Ginny

  • Loraine Howes says:

    Dear sister in law Carolyn. You will be deeply missed. You were such a joy to have you in the family Dave and Loraine Howes

  • Shirley Robertson says:

    You will be missed so very very much!

  • Paula says:

    Dennis, I am so sorry for your loss and so happy you found love, Paula kolinski

  • Esther (Carlson) Pierson says:

    I cherish all the fun we had through the years. I will miss you dear cousin.
    Until we meet again…

  • Rose & Manuel Guido says:

    We were blessed to know Dennis and Carolyn through church. She will be missed.

  • Susan Stewart says:

    A beautiful woman- inside and out. Carolyn, you will be missed. God Bless Dennis and the family !

  • Bob & Carol Trevan says:

    Carolyn’s love and sweet giving spirit will live on in our memories. She was a blessing to us in many ways. She and Dennis have been the example of Christlike serving. We will miss her and feel thankful she is not suffering now. God bless you Dennis. You are in our prayers. Love to you.

  • Ruberta Robertson says:

    So sorry for loss. My condolences to all the family. I remember my Neice Carolyn as a happy person rejoicing in her walk with the Lord and sharing that JOY with other people. She will be greatly missed by you, Dennis and all the family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My Love, Aunt Ruberta

  • Sherry Collins says:

    Dennis, I will never forget Carolyn. When I first met her I was struggling financially and she didn’t bat an eye to help me. Next thing I knew we were working together during Vacation Bible School. That was so much fun. She was a great mentor and helped me in my walk with Jesus. I will always remember her gentle voice.

  • Wendy J Money says:

    What a legacy of loving God and loving each other Carolyn left us. I so enjoyed our time together. Everytime we said good bye, I left feeling so blessed.

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