Sally Lou (Howell) Oberg
May 28 1925 - April 27 2016 - Age 90

We lost our dear mother and friend, Sally (Howell) Oberg, on April 27, 2016, at the age of 90. Although she suffered from Alzheimer’s, to the end she maintained her loving nature and positive outlook, and enjoyed visiting with everyone.

Sally was born in Oklahoma City on May 28, 1925, the youngest child of Carl and Maurine Mitchell, with older siblings June McCharen and Carl Mitchell, all preceding her in death. She spent 45 wonderful years with Paul W. Howell, Jr., from their marriage in 1946 until Paul’s passing in 1991. She later married John (Jack) W. Oberg in 1998, enjoying nearly 12 happy years with Jack until his passing in 2010.

Sally is survived by her 4 children with Paul (Paul W. Howell, III- New York, Carlyn Mishkin- Los Angeles, Richard Howell- Denver, and Maurine Nelson- Lakewood), 6 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren. She is also survived by Jack’s 4 daughters (Susie Ross- Atlanta, Terri Carry- Centennial, Chris Mashburn- Denver, and Linnea Law- Centennial), 9 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

Her adult life was spent in Colorado, mostly in Lakewood. Known for her love of entertaining, she had quite the reputation as hostess and cook. Parties and bridge nights were common and enjoyed by many. When asked how she wanted to be remembered, Sally said, “I had a very good and happy life. I had two fabulous husbands and wonderful children.”

We are hugely thankful to the staff at Atria (formerly MorningStar), the doctors at Physician House Calls, and to Honor Hospice for the wonderful care Sally received in her later years.

There will be an informal gathering of family and friends on May 28. Contact the family for details.

Lakewood, CO (current)
Oklahoma City, OK (birthplace)

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