Mary Gail Larson Howson

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Funeral services for Mary Gail Larson Howson, 55 year old Rozet, Wyoming resident who passed away quietly at her home while surrounded by her loving family, will be held Thursday, October 3rd at 2:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo. Pastor Marc Jones will be officiating. A private family interment will follow the funeral. Donations in Mrs. Howson’s memory may be made to the Children, Horses, and Adults in PartnerShip (CHAPS) for Equine Assisted Therapy, in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Mary Gail Larson Howson was born on June 9, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Frank and Annella Larson. She grew up and went to school in Forest Lake, Minnesota and graduated from Forest Lake
High School with the class of 1977. After high school, Mary attended Lakewood Community College in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Mary moved to Wyoming in 1989 after spending a brief period here after college. She always felt Wyoming was home in her heart. She was married on April 25th, 2008, in Buffalo, Wyoming to Vince Howson and they made their home in Rozet, Wyoming where Mary started her own horse training and boarding business.
Mary was an unbelievably gifted horse trainer and riding instructor. She had a thirst for knowledge and loved sharing this knowledge with her riding students, training apprentices, family and friends. Mary's most favorite past times included hunting, fishing, and camping in the Bighorn Mountains. She was well known for her ability to out-fish anyone up to the challenge. She was an inspiring artist of all kinds, specializing in watercolor painting, ceramics, and crocheting, earning high marks for her work at Fair Exhibits statewide. Mary also enjoyed reading and always cherished any opportunity to spend time with her beloved family.
She is survived by her husband Vince Howson of Rozet; four sons Joseph Larson and his wife Brandy of Jackson and Daniel Ocker of Ham Lake, Minnesota, Shaun Howson of Rozet and Frank Howson of Rozet; two daughters Kristin Pike and her husband Craig of Pine Island, Minnesota and Jackie Ocker of Rozet; two brothers Neil Newman of Minneapolis, Minnesota and Eric Newman of Centerville, Minnesota; two sisters Ann Larson of Blaine, Minnesota, Joan Volenski and her husband Stan of Wahkon, Minnesota and her 6 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother John Larson, and her late husband C.V. Roberts.