Luella Whitmore Howden

July 24, 1925 - June 12, 2009

Age 83, of Suckerbrook Rd., Perry, died June 12, 2009 at Wyoming County Nursing Facility following a lengthy illness.

She was born July 24, 1925 in Gainesville, NY, the only daughter of the late Charles and Marion Cassady Whitmore. She grew up in the Castile area and graduated from Castile High School.

She married Lewis Howden in Castile in 1944. They made their home on Suckerbrook Rd. in Perry where they still reside. She was a homemaker and a former member of Home Bureau and was a 4H leader from 1958-62. Mrs. Howden was employed at the Wyoming Co. Comm. Hospital in Warsaw as a ward secretary for many years prior to her retirement in 1981. She was a member of the Castile United Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, Lewis Howden; 6 beloved children, Van (Sharon) Howden of Perry, Diane (Edward) Balch of Kathleen, GA, Kay (Kevin) Lyons of Pittsford, Ann (Donald) Foltasz of Hamlin, Sharon (Lenny Jasinski) Pastore of Batavia, Cheryl (Jeff) Fagan of Perry; 10 beloved grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 1 niece and 7 nephews; A sisters-in-law,  Ellen Whitmore of Warsaw. She was the sister of the late Clarence Whitmore, Clair Whitmore and Gerald Whitmore.

Friends may call 6-8 Sunday and 12-2 Monday at the Harmon-Watson Funeral Home 35 Main St. Castile. A 2:00 Funeral service will be held at Castile United Church of Christ. Burial will be in West Perry Cemetery, Perry. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Castile United Church of Christ. Online condolences at

Important Dates

June 14, 2009 : Calling Hours for Luella Whitmore Howden - 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM - At Harmon-Watson Funeral Home

June 15, 2009 : Calling Hours for Luella Whitmore Howden - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - At Harmon-Watson Funeral Home

June 15, 2009 : Funeral Service for Luella Whitmore Howden at the Castile United Church of Christ - 6:00 PM - At the Castile United Church of Christ

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Aug 17.09 from Brenda McGee:
Sharon, so sorry to hear of your loss, we have talked about your Mom when you were doing my hair in the past. Loss is so hard but time does help. Brenda

Jul 24.09 from Diane Balch & Kim Stanwix:
Happy Birthday mom, we miss you lots,and always will. Today on what would have been your 84th birthday, your wish is finally coming true. We hope heaven is as every bit as beautiful as you, and that you are with your mom and dad again. Tonight we are burying your remains, we Love You Forever..

Jun 16.09 from Ralph and Darlene Taylor:
Van and Sharon:
Our sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother.
Ralph and Darlene Taylor

Jun 15.09 from Kimberley Stanwix:
My Dear Grandma Howden, It was so very hard to go into that room today where you were finally laying at peace, looking so beautiful just as you always have, however when I saw You I remembered all of our most recent late night chats...and said to You, My beautiful Grandma You are finally where you want to be, at peace, in Heaven, with your mom and dad and brothers....and I hope it is even more Wonderfull than we ever could have imagined it would be. I know that I am one of the lucky ones in this world, First, to have you in my life for nearly 40 years is just about unheard of, our entire family is so blessed that we have not had to deal with loss until now .And secondly, You were the most prescious, Loving, Caring, And Fun Grandma anyone could ever have . I thank God for letting us have you for as long as he did...You were able to see me get married, have my two beautiful boys, and watch them grow some...and then just all of my childhood memmories, I Loved being with you...I guess what I am trying to say is Grandma, don't cause to much trouble up in heaven, watch over my Jacob & Nikolas, We All Love You so very much,don't worry about grandpa... we will watch over him...I Love You & Will Miss You every day for the rest of my life...Thank You For making my life so much richer....Until We Meet Again xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo little Lu

Jun 13.09 from Eileen:
Goodbye, Dear Friend. I will miss you.