Sara (Harbottle) Howden

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Sara (Harbottle) Howden
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Date of Birth: 
May 15 1914
Date of Death: 
February 13 1996

Sara Harbottle Howden began her career at Rollins as a student, graduating in 1935 with a bachelor's degree in government/history. A Dayton, Ohio, native, she returned to Winter Park in 1947 to work at her alma mater, serving over the years as dean of women, associate dean of students, director of community programs, as an organizing member of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum's board of visitors and a member of the college board of trustees. Sara was also active in numerous community organizations, including the Florida Symphony Orchestra, Winter Park Public Library, Arts United of Central Florida and Winter Park Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by: sons, William B., Jupiter; Eugene F., Chapel Hill, N.C., and Lance E., Palm Beach Gardens; brothers, Charles P. Harbottle, Dayton, and Garman Harbottle, Setauket, N.Y.; and six grandchildren.

Mrs. Howden was also a member of the Third Friday Book Club - the longest running book club in the history of Central Florida. She is first mentioned in the club minutes in November 1973. She last hosted a club gathering in October 1995 and last mentioned May 1996: "$250 sent to W.P. Library in memory of Sara Howden."

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Place of Birth: 
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Place of Death: 
Winter Park, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Winter Park, Florida, United States

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