Arlene A. Howke

January 20, 1935 ~ October 2, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


Arlene A. Howke, 88 passed away at Logan Health Whitefish on October 2, 2023.

Arlene was born on January 20, 1935 to the late Henry & Martha (Bury) Pettit in Billings, Montana.

In Arlene’s early years of life her first job was at a dairy making butter, ice cream and popsicles. She later worked for Whitefish Taxi, Saw Mill, Town Pump Bar, Lincoln Cleaners, and home maker. At an early age she had an interest in sewing and became a seamstress, including making costumes for the Kings and Queens for Whitefish Winter Carnival.

Arlene was known for baking her homemade buns from scratch, making the family meals for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving and Christmas. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, and was an avid gamer, was a member of the women’s bowling association, a member of the Whitefish Boat Club and also a member of the NRA, taught classes and was a good marksman in her day. She loved hummingbirds and orchids

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, her husband's Jack Frey and Dale “Punk” Howke Jr., one sibling Dale “Skip” Pettit, sons Darrell and Baby James. She is survived by her children Bruce A Frey, Keith J Frey (Min Qin), Raymond H. Frey, Janeen A. McGarry, Peggy A. Borntrager (Paul), David C. Howke, eighteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.


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