Odilia "Lee" Howell born December 28, 1930 in Oregon City to Conrad and Catharina Fontyn. She was the youngest of 6 children. She graduated from Oregon City High School in 1948. On September 30, 1950 she married Richard Howell, Jr. He predeceased her in June 1985.
Lee was a lifetime member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church. She enjoyed knitting, gardening, bingo, watching sports and old movies, trips to the casino and spending time with her family. In her younger years she also enjoyed square dancing and bowling.
She is survived by her children, Shirley Schmeer (Mike), Bob (Cheryl), Ray (Sherry), Leanne Van Horn (Jim) and Sandra Roth (Tony), 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, her sister Barbara Bakkum and twin sister, Ellie McWilliams.
A Viewing will be held at Hillside Chapel on Thursday, December 13th from 2pm-7pm.
A Rosary will be held at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church on Friday, December 14th at 11am, Mass will follow at 11:30am and the committal will be held at St. John the Apostle cemetery at 2pm.