Willie Dee Robinson Howe, 89, of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away Sunday, July 4, 2021, in Fayetteville.  
She was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Justin, Texas to William Hughlon and May Burnett Sheets Robinson.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and May Robinson; a sister, Mae Laverne Austin; and a brother, Kenneth Eldridge Robinson.
Willie Dee, prior to becoming an insurance broker, along with her family, ran and managed a dairy farm on Whorton Creek in Huntsville, Ark., while raising four children. She loved the outdoors and animals, primarily horses. Willie Dee loved to dance and was an instructor at the Fayetteville Senior Center. She enjoyed cooking and cooked “with love” for her family. Willie Dee, along with her siblings, started a legacy of family reunions to which the family still gathers every year at Crystal Springs on Lake Ouachita.  
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Huntsville, Ark., and currently attended Christ’s Church in Fayetteville. Willie Dee loved her family and people. She had no reservations or doubts about “where she was going” upon her passing. She taught her children how to live well as she did by example every day. Willie Dee always met adversity with a positive attitude.  
She is survived by her children, Vicky Lynn Scogin and husband, William Malon of Beaumont, Texas, Deborah Shorter-Barfield and husband, Mark, of Colorado Springs, Colo., James Howe and wife, Traci, of Little Rock, Ark., and Laura Cooper Winburn and husband, Russell, of Fayetteville, Ark.;  a sister, Wynelle Birdwell; grandchildren, Heather Deputy (Steve), Alison Scogin, Sarah Davidson (Chris), Michael Scogin (Lee), Jon Shorter, James Shorter, Brian Shorter, Brock Cooper (Kim) and Sydney Winburn; seven great-grandchildren; and many cherished nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 9, 2021, at Beard’s Chapel.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Beard’s Chapel with Reverend Jim Huffman officiating.  
Interment will follow in Sons Chapel Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Memorials may be made to Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave., Springdale, AR 72762 or www.hopecancerresources.org
Services are entrusted to Beards Funeral.