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April 2, 1937 ~ June 22, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Reflections of Life 

Kay Howell, born on April 2, 1937, in Homer Louisiana, had a life filled with accomplishments and passions. Born to Katie Bell and Jewel Johnson, she later moved to San Diego, California, in 1950, where she laid the foundation for a successful and meaningful life. 

In the same year that she arrived in San Diego, Kay accepted Christ into her life, a decision that would shape her character and convictions for years to come. Kay received her education from Memorial Jr. High School, ac- quiring knowledge that would form the basis for her future endeavors. She went on to graduate from San Diego High School in 1954, a testament to her commitment to her studies and her determination to achieve her goals. 

In 1963, Kay married Thomas Howell, embarking on a journey of love, companionship, and shared dreams. As she entered married life, she also began her professional career, working at Vera's Drapery Shop. Her dedica- tion, hard work, and commitment to excellence earned her a reputation as a reliable and skilled employee. Later on, Kay transitioned to working for Alpha Beta, further expanding her skills and experiences. She took pride in her work, ensuring that she always delivered exceptional service to her cus- tomers. Additionally, Kay's entrepreneurial spirit led her to establish and own Howell's Liquor Store, a business that thrived under her management. 

Beyond her professional successes, Kay found great joy in nurturing her passions. One such passion was gardening, where she would spend hours tending to her plants, watching them flourish under her careful touch. 

Another passion of Kay's was caring for horses. She cherished the bond forged between human and animal, finding solace and friendship in these gentle creatures. Whether it was riding them through the countryside or providing them with the love and care they deserved, her horses became a source of comfort and joy in her life. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Janice Granderson, Elizabeth Woods and brother Robert Kuykendall. 

Kay is survived by her Son Thomas Jr. and Daughter in-law Dina, Grandson Thomas Ill and his wife Quetina, Granddaughter Jessica and her husband Neil, Great grandchildren, Dezirae, Isaiah, Tyler, Jayla, Khaliya, Kyrie, Jayden, and great great grandson Kairo. She is also survived by her siblings Lybia, Wallace, John, Martin, David and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins to mourn her passing.












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July 20, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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Homegoing Celebration
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July 20, 2023

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San Diego, CA 92102


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