Catherine Pearl Howard Gilpin was killed in a bicycle accident on October 19, 2013.
She was born on April 23, 1939, in Columbia, Boone County, Missouri. She was the first child of Catherine Emily Peterson Howard and Truman Woodford (T.W.) Howard, Jr. (now deceased). She is survived by her daughter Marisa Howard Gilpin and Marisa’s father Samuel B. Gilpin (Sandy). She is also survived by her two sisters, Carol Howard Andrews and Joyce Howard Miller. Her brother, Truman Woodford Howard, III died on March 18, 2013.
She met and married Sandy Gilpin in 1974. Their daughter Marisa was born prematurely later that year. Marisa lived to be accomplished, strong and healthy, despite her blindness and other difficulties and now lives in Clinton.
In 2010 she moved to Clinton and renewed her efforts to further develop Marisa’s skills and talents, especially her excellence in music, and to help her be active in other ways, including a return to horseback riding.