Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary

7387 Broadway, Lemon Grove, CA


Alicia Howl

October 9, 1932May 23, 2020

Alicia Howl was born on October 9th, 1932 in Mexico City, Mexico. She suffered from complex medical conditions, including Parkinson’s Disease, for 20 years and remained bedridden from October 2019 until May 2020. She died on Saturday, May 23rd 2020 at the age of 87. She and her husband remained in the same house in Spring Valley for 60 years. Born in Mexico City, her health was very delicate and almost died of diphtheria. Her Uncle Rafael, a physician, saved her life, but it was her mother who remained quarantined with her, and the contagion, to aid and heal her, for six months, while the rest of her family had to live elsewhere.

After making a full recovery, she recovered not only her physical strength, but her intellectual health succeeded into becoming one of the most prolific readers, a true scholar. Her favorite hiding place was her father’s library. She was not only known for being brilliant, but a great beauty, good, kind, compassionate. An accountant by trade and an artist by breath. She learned to love and appreciate classical music at a young age, hearing the sublime balance of progressing tones through the walls of dieciocho de Los Alumnos. She could identify such disparate pieces by Puccini to Dvorak within a few notes. She graduated from El Colegio Frances in Mexico City in Accounting. She spoke several languages, had the most mesmerizingly, magnificent blue eyes; my father pursued her, with all of his love, only after knowing her for 24 hours. This love lasted a lifetime. They married in 1955, moved to lovely California and had, have, 9 outstanding children. They traveled the world together, were intellectual and spiritual equals. She was the most extraordinary mother and wife, daughter and sister. The most extraordinary woman. She is loved. Siempre. She loved the Lord, Our God with all of her being. She is love. She and her husband would meditate on The Lives of the Saints in Latin.

Always striving for sanctity. In that little hour, God must have held her through the constellations, the ornamental orchard of the cosmos with its hanging planets, to her mansion, to the place He saved for her for all eternity. She is survived by her 95 year old husband, William Howl and their nine children: Alicia Simons, Ralph Howl, William Howl, John Howl, Paul Howl, Rex Howl, Monica Howl, Carla Howl and Walter Howl. Grandchildren: Cliff Kero and Danielle Stabile. Alicia and Andrea Howl. William, Walter, and Elizabeth Howl. Paul and Steven Howl. Amy and Marie Howl. Leo and Theresa Howl. Great Grandchildren: Violetsky Stabile. London and Stellan Howl.

Love, Carla Howl


  • William L. Howl, Husband
  • Alicia Simons, Daughter
  • Ralph Howl, Son
  • William Howl, Son
  • John Howl,, Son
  • Paul Howl, Son
  • Rex Howl, Son
  • Monica Howl, Daughter
  • Carla Howl, Daughter
  • Walter Howl, Son
  • 12, Grandchildren
  • 6, Great Grandchildren
  • Raul Alhardro y Garcia, Father (deceased)
  • Delfina Chavez y Carrada, Mother (deceased)

  • Ralph Howl
  • William Howl
  • John Howl
  • Paul Howl
  • Rex Howl
  • Walter Howl


  • Virtual Rosary and Visitation

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020


  • Virtual Funeral Mass

    Friday, May 29, 2020


  • Virtual Graveside Service

    Friday, May 29, 2020



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Susie and Bob Howl

May 30, 2020

Alicia was a beautiful, caring, and extremely intelligent Lady. Her love of music and reading made her so very interesting. Knowing Alicia was a privilege for us. She is at peace.