Sister Howard, a native of Kentucky, served as an educator for more than 40 years in Kentucky, Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri and Texas.
In Kentucky, Sister Howard served as a substitute teacher in the Archdiocese of Louisville from 1987 to 1995. She moved to the Loretto Motherhouse infirmary in 1995 where she carried out a ministry of prayer and presence until her death.
Sister Howard is survived by her sister Jeanne Buckler of Lebanon, Ky.
A wake will take place today, Nov. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Loretto Motherhouse.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated Nov. 22 at the Church of the Seven Dolors on the grounds of the Loretto Motherhouse in Nerinx, Ky.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Loretto Community, care of the Loretto Development Office, 4000 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Littleton, Colo., 80123-1308