Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL


Dorothy Ann Howell

April 30, 1932July 27, 2020

Mrs. Dorothy Ann Tackett Howell, a native of Bude, Mississippi and a longtime resident of Mobile, Alabama, passed away peacefully in her sleep in Montgomery, AL, on Monday, July 27, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Howell and parents, Hayward and Lillie Kirkpatrick Tackett. She is survived by two daughters, Janet Daly Leffard, Mobile, AL; Nancy Howell Foley (Mark D. Foley, Sr.), Montgomery, AL; three grandsons, David R. Leffard, III (Caitlyn Leffard), Hopkinsville, KY; Mark David Foley, Jr. (Caitlin Foley), Tuscaloosa, AL; Andrew Thomas Foley (Katie Foley), Nashville, TN; and two great- grandchildren, Charlotte Meier Leffard and Mary Lawton Foley. Mrs. Howell graduated from Murphy High School in 1948 and Auburn University in 1952. At Auburn, she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi social sorority, a Loveliest of the Plains representative, and Sweetheart of Sigma Chi. Dorothy was an elementary teacher in Jacksonville, FL and Mobile, AL in the 1950’s. She was a member of Springhill United Methodist Church and assisted with children's programs. Dorothy was a proud member of Daughters of the American Revolution. A family graveside service will be held at Mobile Memorial Gardens at 11:00am on Monday, August 3, 2020. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Crowne Nursing Home Activities Department, 1837 Upper Wetumpka Road, Montgomery, Alabama, 36107.


  • James E. Howell, Husband (deceased)
  • Janet Daly Leffard, Daughter
  • Nancy Howell Foley (Mark D. Foley, Sr.), Daughter
  • David R. Leffard, III (Caitlyn Leffard), Grandchild
  • Mark David Foley Jr. (Caitlin Foley), Grandchild
  • Andrew Thomas Foley (Katie Foley), Grandchild
  • Charlotte Meier Leffard, Great Grandchild
  • Mary Lawton Foley, Great Grandchild
  • Hayward Tackett, Father (deceased)
  • Lillie Kirkpatrick Tackett, Mother (deceased)

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  • Crowne Nursing Home Activities Dept.


  • Family Graveside Service

    Monday, August 3, 2020


Dorothy Ann Howell

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Bruce Macpherson

August 3, 2020

Ms. Howell was a beautiful lady, both inside and out!! She always made sure her jewelry matched her outfits. Everybody loved Dorothy!! I was blessed to have met her! She was always thinking of the other residents and those that needed help! She will be missed!

Judy Johnson

July 31, 2020

Ms. Dorothy was my mama's roommate at Crowne for the last several years. I was so sad to hear of her passing this week when I went for a window visit with mama. Ms. Dot was a precious lady to our family, we all loved her so much, she was wonderful to mama. Mama and Ms. Dot loved their sweets and mama always shared her chocolate treats with Ms. Dot. Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of your mother. I will miss seeing her sweet face.


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