Kim Howell

Jul 15, 1940 – Nov 2, 2017

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Kim Howell was born (Kim UnSun) on July 15, 1940 in Seoul, South Korea.  She was married on November 7, 1961. She passed away on November 2, 2017 in Tacoma, Washington. 

She is preceded in death by her father and mother, Kim YongPong and Kim KanNan; brother Kim YongSik, and sister Kim ChungSun. 

She is survived by her husband Thomas Howell; sister Kim WonSun; daughter Joan Severson (husband Russ Severson, children Brian Severson, Monica Severson-Sandersfeld, Isabel Bagheri) and son Joseph Howell (wife Amber Howell, children Ayden Howell and Ethan Howell). 

A viewing is scheduled at her church St Vincent de Paul at 7PM on Monday, November 6th.  Her funeral service will be held at 10:30AM on Tuesday, November 7th at St Vincent de Paul and will be led by father Bill McGee.  

She will be laid to rest at Gethsemane Cemetery in Federal Way, Washington.

Flowers and condolences can be sent weekdays to Bonney-Watson funeral home in Federal Way, Washington


Bonnie and Edward Yocke
Brooksville, FL
Dec 5, 2017

Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family in your loss. God bless you and comfort you.

Michael Durr
Sammamish, Wa
Nov 30, 2017

TJ -

Sorry for late condolences, I just heard of the sad news. I'm so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. The grieving is especially hard when you've lost your 'life partner'. Cherish the memories and they'll always be with you.

Mike and Debbie Durr

Kim (Storm) Barnes
San Antonio, TX
Nov 26, 2017

Dear Mr. Tom, Joanie and Joey,

I was so sad to hear of your wife/mom's passing.

When we lived in CA, I always loved coming to your house for dinner because your mom was such an awesome cook...once she taught my mom how to make bugogi and fried rice, they became a weekly favorite at our house.

You're in my thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow. I pray that God heal your hearts with all the joy-filled memories you have of your wife and mom.


Kim Storm Barnes

Sierra Vista, Az
Nov 25, 2017

Dear Mr. Howell,

I got the message from my mom about Kim and we were both so sad. I am Don and Dolores Storms daughter. My mom, Dolores, helps families with the funerals and does such a good job meeting with the family and arranging the church. The family picks a theme. I know she understands especially with close friends such as you. Please say Hi to Joanie and Joe. I saw Joanie in North Carolina in 1990. You can give her my email address. I will be praying for you.

Debby Calderon

Susan Bateman
Weare, NH
Nov 24, 2017

Pete Hollis
Lacey, WA
Nov 9, 2017

TJ, Pai and I are so sorry to hear about Kim. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Pete and Pai

Pam Valdez
Lake Tapp, WA
Nov 9, 2017

Dear TJ,

My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope that Kim's spirit stays in your heart forever.

With sympathy,


TJ Howell
Federal Way, Wa
Nov 9, 2017

Thank you all for your prayers and sympathy. It is a great comfort to me and my family. TJ

Clem and Donna Neil
Bellevue, WA
Nov 8, 2017

We are very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Howell was a kind, thoughtful person who was very gracious to me. You and your family will be in our prayers during this difficult time and we wish you well.

Tricia (Morris) Lindsay
Lake Stevens, WA
Nov 8, 2017

TJ, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, My prayers go out to you and your family. She was one lucky lady to have you in her life.

Tricia (Morris) Lindsay.

Keith and Holly Roberts
Oak Harbor, Wa
Nov 8, 2017


We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family.

Raymond Bartlett
Winfield, Mo
Nov 8, 2017


Thoughts and prayers with you and your family.

Ray and Lilia Bartlett

Bob Jenkins
Sammamish, WA
Nov 8, 2017

T.J., we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jeff and Karen Almy
Middleburgh, NY
Nov 8, 2017

TJ we are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Tom Lorden
Powder Springs, GA
Nov 7, 2017

TJ, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Richard Copp
Layton, UT
Nov 7, 2017

To my friend TJ Howell and family: We are saddened by your loss. Rick and Dani Copp

Lynn Thomas
Federal Way , Wa
Nov 7, 2017


Our deepest sympathies. Know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lynn & Pete Thomas

Noel (Butch) Specht
Wentzville, Mo
Nov 7, 2017


Very sorry for your loss. If there is anything I cab do for you let me know. Take care my friend. Praters are with you and yiur family. Butch and DeeDee

Bob 'Rocky' Brier
Kennesaw, GA
Nov 7, 2017

Very sorry to hear of your loss, T. J. Cherish the memories, console the descendants, and forge ahead as she would have wished you to.

Mike & Diane Murphy
Kent, WA
Nov 7, 2017

Our deepest sympathies to you, TJ, and your family!+

Ron & Delores Vadnais
Port Orchard, WA
Nov 7, 2017

TJ, We are sorry to hear of your wife's passing. Your family is in our prayers.

Barry Cossel
Renton, WA
Nov 7, 2017

TJ, my deepest sympathies. Keep remembering the good times.

Mike Rutland
Federal Way, WA
Nov 7, 2017

TJ we are so sorry for your loss. Know that our family prayers are with you during your time of sorrow

Marc Ballgae
Fleming Island, FL
Nov 7, 2017


Very sorry to hear about Kim. Our prayers are with you and your family.


Maria Williams Kennedy
Grand Forks, ND
Nov 6, 2017

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful wife, Mother, and Grandmother. You are all in our prayers and I will offer the rosary for Mrs. Howell. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. Much love to you all.

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