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Promoted to glory_Lt. Colonel Jan Mowery

Lt. Colonel Jan Mowery, 70, was promoted to Glory from Phoenix on May 26.

Janis Dempsey was born in Paducah, Texas, Oct. 7, 1942. She married Don Mowery in 1961. Together they entered The Salvation Army Training College from Salt Lake City, Utah, with the Evangelists Session and were commissioned in 1969.

The couple served as corps officers in Sheridan and Casper, Wyo.; Billings, Mont.; Kauluwela Mission, Hawaii; and Oakland Citadel, Calif. Jan Mowery also served as Guard and Sunbeam director for the Cascade Division and corps cadet counselor for the Southern California Division. She ministered at adult rehabilitation centers in Seattle, San Diego, and Oakland and Canoga Park, Calif., as director of special services.

Jan Mowery was appointed divisional director of women’s ministries for the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division in 1997 and the Southwest Division in 2001, and served as officer development secretary in the Southwest.

The Mowerys retired in 2008 and made their home near Phoenix.

Lt. Colonel Jan Mowery is survived by her husband, Don; son, Kenneth (Danielle) Mowery; daughter, Kelly (Tim) Pacillas; daughter-in-law, Lisa Mowery; brother, Gary (Kathy) Dempsey; sisters, Kathy (Wayne) Gambrel and Vikki Blanco; and 10 grandchildren.

Lt. Colonel Mervyn Morelock conducted a celebration of life service at the Phoenix Citadel Corps May 29.

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