Janis Colene Bowen, a beloved mother, daughter, and artist, died on March 10th, 2023 at the age of 55 with her loved ones at her bedside in Plano, Texas.
Janis is survived by her parents Odis C. Yoes and Pamela Hagood, her sister Angie Jackson, her husband Troy Lee Bowen, and her children, Grayson Lee Bowen, Seaver Philip Bowen and Brady Stuart Bowen.
Janis was born in Los Angeles on October 12th, 1967 to Odis C. Yoes and Pamela Hagood. As a young child, Janis was known as an eccentric animal lover; even in her youth she wanted to raise a zoo of unorthodox animals in her household. Among the animals Janis most cherished were Orcas; many of the fond memories she had as a child were spent at Seaworld, visiting beaches and traveling through Sequoia National Park. Throughout Janis’ life, she rescued many animals, namely dogs, and gave all of them as much love and care as she could give.
Many people who knew Janis loved her sense of humor and her quick-wittedness. Growing up, Janis was always the life of the party and a natural leader. Many times, friends of Janis would come knocking on her parent’s door asking “Where is Janis?”. Janis’ natural charisma led to her meeting with her eventual husband, Troy Lee Bowen. While Troy was stationed in Arizona, on a whim they jumped into their car on a Friday night and arrived in San Diego early Saturday morning to go to Sea World with a newborn Grayson. He was bundled up but still ended up with a little sunburn on his face. They made it back to Arizona early Monday morning in time for Troy to go to Physical Training with his unit. It was her spur of the moment nature that always made life fun with her.
Janis was a very passionate person. She was devoted to loving and caring for her children and making them happy. In the early life of her children, Janis rigorously volunteered at her children’s schools, bringing her love and dedication to all children and adults in her service. As a volunteer at schools, she helped bring joy and happiness to the lives of many people, working to improve the school and community. Janis delighted in getting gifts for people and seeing their reaction to a present she knew they would love. As a hobby, Janis became a committed artist in the ATC, an acronym for Artist Trading Card, community creating one-of-a-kind art and connecting with other artists such as herself. Janis loved to smile and brought much happiness to the people who cared for her. She will be deeply missed by her parents, husband, children, and all who knew her.
She did not wish to have any sort of ceremony but a donation to the Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity in her name would be a fitting tribute.
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