Howard Marcia Jean of Edina. Passed away quietly on May 16 after years of struggling with breast cancer and congestive heart failure. She is now at peace and resting in the arms of her Lord. Marcia is survived by her husband, Robert Howard; daughter, Connie Brockway; son-in-law, Dr. David Brockway; granddaughter, Rachel Ann Brockway and her sisters, Lois Anderson & Patricia Johnson. She was preceded in death by her son, Fr. Mark S. Howard; her parents, John A. & Ruth Peterson; and by her brother, Cecil Peterson. As the consummate homemaker, Marcia's main joys in life were her family, her home, and her dog ``Tobie.'' For many years, Marcia was an active member of St. Patrick's Church as head of the Women's Council and long-time member of both the scola and regular church choir. In her younger years, Marcia was an avid golfer. She was also an excellent tennis player, frequently beating the male members of her high school tennis team with hard-driving, two-handed forehand and backhand shots. Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM TUESDAY at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH OF EDINA, 6820 St. Patrick's Lane. Visitation 6-8 PM MONDAY at WERNESS BROTHERS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 3500 W. 50th St., Mpls. Visitation also 1 hr. before Mass at the church. Memorials to the American Cancer Society preferred in lieu of flowers. Marcia's family and friends will miss her bright laughter and cheerful disposition. WERNESS BROTHERS 612-927-8641

Published on May 17, 2002

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