Marian Howell, age 64, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away April 5, 2016. She was born October 30, 1951. Marian grew up in Kalamazoo, attending Old Central & KVCC; she spent 10 years in LA during the 1980's. In Kalamazoo, she worked for the Kalamazoo Gazette and Parks & Recreation for many years. Marian loved nature and never saw an animal she didn't want to take home! She enjoyed reading, collecting books, and beading. Marian relied on God in all things. She had no children of her own, but "adopted" many young people who needed a temporary "mom." Marian loved Native American culture and enjoyed Pow Wows. Her mother, Wanda, was beloved by Marian. Marian will be deeply missed by her many friends and family. Memorial Service & Internment will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, July 9, at St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church, 2010 Nichols Rd., Kalamazoo. Memorials may be made to Adopt-a-Friend for Life/SW MI, PO Box 251, Paw Paw, MI 49079 (animal rescue).