Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 25, 2013

Janice Ann Mowers

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — KALKASKA — Janice Ann Mowers, 65, of Kalkaska, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Munson Medical Center, with her family and friends by her side. Janice was born on Sept. 14, 1947, in Detroit, the daughter of Deneen and Clarabell (Roddy) Lewis.

She was a clerk at Kings Ice Cream Shop when Frank Russell introduced her to her soul mate, Alva Mowers. They were married on Sept. 19, 1964.

Jan was a very active woman who enjoyed interior design, touching many lives with her creativity and keen eye. She also enjoyed traveling, cooking, reading, and always has a spotless home. She treasured spending time with her family, friends and her precious cats.

Jan will be deeply missed by all who knew and cherished her; Alva Mowers, her husband of 48 years; beautiful sons, Chris (Sally) Mowers and Rob (Jessie) Mowers; grandchildren, Christopher (Ashleigh), Timothy and Britany Mowers; brothers, Larry (Nan) Lewis and Robert (Pamela) Lewis; nieces, Amanda (Daniel) Doezema, Ashley (Greg) Roper and Alissa (Dan) Hess; and nephew, Brian Lewis. Jan is also survived by her best friend, Sue Alice; and special friends, Cheryl and Robby Dunham, Jessica and Jack Rohl and Crissy Buchholz.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents and nephew, Tony Lewis.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 28, at 11 a.m., at Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home in Traverse City; (231) 946-6515.