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Anne Bail Howard

November 19, 1927 ~ May 21, 2022 (age 94)


Soothed by a Mozart Requiem and the birdsong of the woods of Danbury, Connecticut, Anne Bail Howard left her earthly passions, pains, and cares on May 21st, 2022.  Born at home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Ernest and Effie Bail on November 19, 1927, she was a happy child and, as an adult, savored every year of literature, art, scholarship, politics, family, and friends. Her accomplishments were legion. Among the many hyphenates Anne earned were Mother, Wife, Friend, Daughter, Grandmother, Aunt, Teacher, Journalist, and Distinguished UNR Professor.  One could also add Feminist, Politician, Leader, Author, Actor, Activist, Public TV Spokesperson, CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) & OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) Volunteer, and, finally, Chautauqua Scholar and Performer.

 Anne is survived by her daughter Emily Howard and her wife Jennifer Strauss and their children, Emmett and Marina Blu Howard of Berkeley, CA; son Jason Howard and his wife Gail Hall Howard of Redding, CT; Anne’s granddaughter Emily Hall, and great-granddaughter Rosie Hall of Redding; and a cousin, Carolyn McBride Isbell of Montrose, CO. Surviving nieces and nephews are Judy Robinson, Reno; Sue Hoskins, Sierra Madre, CA; Janet Hoskins, Santa Monica, CA; Hon. Deborah Bail, Boise, ID; Kristina Sawyer, Vancouver, WA; Karen Bail of Waikoloa, HI; and Barron Bail of Wenatchee, WA; Alison Park and Carolyn Massicott of Atlanta, GA; Douglas Price of Ridgecrest, CA; and Dianne Seriva of San Diego, CA. She is predeceased by her husband, painter William V. Howard, and by siblings Alan Bail and Kate Hoskins and their spouses, Virginia Pendleton Bail and Herbert W. Hoskins.

A celebration of life will be scheduled to take place later this year.

In Lieu of Flowers the family requests donations in Anne’s Memory be made to Doctors without Borders (online at http//  or by mail at Doctors without Borders Attn: Donor Services 40 Rector St.  16th Floor, New York, NY 10006), ACLU (online at or by mail at ACLU c/o Gift Processing Department, 125 Broad St. 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004) or to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada (online at or by mail at 550 Italy Dr.  Sparks, NV 89437)

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