Joann Ruth Mowry, 86, of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Lincoln and Scottsbluff, NE, graduated to her heavenly mansion on January 25, 2019 due to complications during a heart procedure.
Joann was born on August 5, 1932 to Charles T. and Lucile R. Ford in Lincoln, NE. She married Harold L Mowry on November 4, 1950 in Columbia, MO. They lived in several places including Scottsbluff, NE where they raised their family. They then retired to Lincoln, NE in 1991. In March of 2000, they moved to Phoenix, AZ where their daughter, Becky and her family lived and their other two children soon followed. After Harold passed away in September of 2007, Joann remained in Phoenix where her three children and several of her grandchildren lived. She had spent the last 3 1/2 years living at Fellowship Square Retirement Community in Phoenix where she had many wonderful friends and a dedicated and loving staff.
Joann is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Conalee (Darell) Walker, Minden, NE, Rebecca (James) Abbott of Paradise Valley, AZ, and Daniel Mowry of Phoenix, AZ. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Angela (Doug) Althouse, Katelyn, Megan, Nathan and Jonathan Althouse of Minden, NE, Shawn Walker, Patrick Walker, Omaha, Ladd (Donna) Walker, Jaiden and Kilian Walker of Omaha. Justin Abbott, Trent (Jenny) Abbott, Megan Abbott, Omaha, NE, Brittany Jayne Abbott, Phoenix and James D. Abbott, Paradise Valley, AZ. Cherisse Mowry, Camdynn Jo Sapp, Breanna (Bruce) Burrola, Kierra, Malachi and Ezra Burrola, Kassidy Mowry all of Phoenix. She is survived by one sister, Sonia Tilma of Wyoming Michigan. “Adopted” granddaughter, Maria Candy Ramirez. She is also survived by three brothers-in-law, Hank Mowry Jr., Rapid City, SD. and Bill Mowry, Harold Goetzinger both of Riverton, Wyoming. Sisters-in-law, Wanda Mowry, Gering, NE, Violet Mowry, Scottsbluff, NE, and Betty Mowry, Rapid City, SD. She is also survived by many precious nephews and nieces.
Predeceased by her husband of 57 years, her parents and brother, Larry Ford.
Celebration of Joann’s life will be on Wednesday, January 30,2019 at 11 A.M. at Fellowship Square Retirement Community, 2002 W. Sunnyside Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85029.
In Lieu of flowers, the family has established a memorial in Joann’s name to Maranatha Bible Camp which holds a very special place in the hearts of all the Mowry Family. Memorials may be sent to Rebecca Abbott, 10645 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 200-140, Phoenix, AZ 85028
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“Everyone loved our mom for her sweet smile, kindness, love of family and friends and, especially, her love for Jesus! Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren adored her! Her years of singing in her church choir, the Berean Trio, teaching Sunday School and leading youth groups touched the lives of many people. The number of precious children she led to Jesus is unknown, but, were many, including her own children and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed, but, we look forward to our reunion around the Throne of God one day!”
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