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Janice Renée Cowley Fowkes

05/18/1945 - 03/19/2020

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Janice Renée Cowley Fowkes (Renée), beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister passed away March 19 in Draper, Utah. Born May 18, 1945 in Salt Lake City. She was the youngest child and only daughter of Irvin R. Cowley and Dorothy M. (Jacobsen) Cowley. She attended Holladay Elementary and Junior High, and graduated class of 1963 from Olympus High School. Attended University of Utah and Stevens-Henager Business College. She was sealed to Stephen Vance Fowkes in the Salt Lake Temple September 9, 1966.

Renée served faithfully in many capacities as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including teacher, leader, temple worker, and missionary. She was well respected in her work as a Vice President at Dominion Federal and later as a bookkeeper at Pattie Elementary School in Prince William County, Virginia. She was an avid reader and enjoyed playing “Hearts” with her family, especially if she could lay the wicked lady on someone (hopefully a grandson). She and Steve resided in Illinois, Ohio, Utah, and Virginia.

Renée is survived by her husband Stephen Vance Fowkes, and her children Michael (Kimberly) Fowkes, Stephanie (Richard) Rhoton, and Gerald (Becky) Fowkes, twelve grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

There will be a private family graveside service held. Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Sandy, Utah. A memorial service will be held in the future.

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  • Dear Uncle Steve , Mike, Stephanie , Gerald & extended family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am sending love and virtual hugs to you all at this difficult time. My heart is aching; support each other, and know I am here always if you need a shoulder.
    Love you all,

    — Sheri Sabey
  • Dear Steve and Family, we are so saddened to hear about Ren’ees passing. She was such a wonderful and gracious lady and will never be forgotten. Our deepest sympathy to you, Steve and your family. We have enjoyed being your neighbor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and if we can do anything for you, please let us know.—Love, Page and Linda Whetman

    — Page and Linda Whetman
  • Renee was one of the first members of the Hillcrest 5th Ward to welcome us as new ward members. She continued with that warm and inviting spirit whenever our paths crossed from that point forward. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this tender time.

    — Dave and Trell Beaty

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