PLANO — Chuck and Punkie Howard of Plano, formerly of Sherman, marked 60 years of marriage on Oct. 10. They will be celebrating with a cruise on the Queen Mary 2 to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Quebec, then return to New York City to visit their daughter and attend several Broadway shows.

PLANO — Chuck and Punkie Howard of Plano, formerly of Sherman, marked 60 years of marriage on Oct. 10. They will be celebrating with a cruise on the Queen Mary 2 to Newfoundland, Nova Scotia and Quebec, then return to New York City to visit their daughter and attend several Broadway shows.


Both graduated from Sherman High School and the University of Texas at Austin where Chuck Howard played basketball. He has been named as an outstanding alumni of Sherman High School and she has been twice nominated as an outstanding volunteer and named by J.C. Penney for their Golden Rule Award for her work with C.I.T.Y. House. Chuck Howard was a custom home builder in Plano and the surrounding areas for 40 years, and the couple have spent the past 60 summers at their home in South Haven, Michigan. The home is owned by Punkie Howard and her sister, Marilin Kelley, also of Plano.


The Howards are avid antique collectors. Among their collection is cut glass from the Brilliant Period, vintage ice cream scoops, sterling silver chatelaines and Victorian beaded purses. They are members of the Custer Road Methodist Church.


The couple’s children are Charles Nowlin Howard and his wife, Jan, of McKinney, Brenton Scott Howard and his wife, Cyndi, of Plano, and Angela Howard of New York City.