Tonya Howarth was 36 years old, and she had two teenage daughters.
Being a single parent, Tonya Howarth struggled a lot to provide for her daughters, and to not only achieve the best for herself, but for her daughters as well.
Tonya Howarth went back to school, Everest Institute in Kalamazoo, from where she managed to graduate with a degree. Howarth was proud of herself for taking this step in order to provide a better future for her children.
Tonya Howarth’s next plan was to find a job as a pharmacy technician, tells her friend Kim Wojciehowski. Wojciehowski describes Tonya Howarth as a full of life, energetic and outgoing person who didn’t have trouble striking up conversations with strangers. Howarth was going out with Beebe who is her murderer, according to Wojciehowski.
Beebe was arraigned this morning in Paw Paw in connection with Tonya Howarth and Amy Henslee’s murder. Wojciehowski also mentioned how abusive their relationship was and there were always ups and downs.
"It was a nasty blow-out argument all the time," said Wojciehowski, who lived next door to the house where the couple sometimes lived in Bangor. "They never hid it."