Wanda Lee Howell

Wanda Lee Howell always carried a Bible in her purse. “She told me God comes first,” Melvin Howell said of his wife. “I was a little jealous about that because she told me I came second, but I said that it was all right.” Just three weeks before the April 19 bombing, Wanda Lee Howell, 34, began teaching children in the America’s Kids day-care center inthe Alfred P. Murrah Building. He said she talked with friends about how much she loved the day-care center because there were so many pretty children. She loved toread to them, Melvin Howell said. Howell has two daughters Tashanna, 14, and Latasha, 10. “I know she is looking down on us now,” Melvin Howell said. “She was a wonderful wife. She is a part of me.