William Leo Jowett
In Loving Memory
February 7, 1934 - August 13, 2012
Dedicating the William L. Jowett Memorial Rain Garden/Bioswale
Whereas, William "Bill" Jowett was born and raised in St. Clair County and was a lifetime public servant and a tireless advocate for the people he served: and
Whereas, Bill graduated from Port Huron High School in 1952. He attended Port Huron Junior College for 2 years and served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Bill graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1957. He was a longtime Port Huron area Funeral Directors and was the former St. Clair County Coroner from 1958 to 1962, and a 55 year funeral director licensee. He was a multi-client government consultant from 1980 until retiring in 2006; and
Whereas, Bill was elected into the Michigan House of Representatives in 1966. Bill Jowett represented the people of the City of Port Huron and St. Clair County in the House for 14 years; and
Whereas, Bill Jowett served on the Appropriations Committee and worked diligently to secure essential funding for the St. Clair County Community College and other public projects in our district.
Now, Therefore, be it proclaimed that the St. Clair County Board of Commissioners, on behalf of its citizens, does hereby dedicate the rain garden/bioswale located at Merchant and McMorran Boulevard in the City of Port Huron as "William L. Jowett Memorial Rain Garden/Bioswale" for Bill's devotion and public service to the citizens of St. Clair County.
Proclaimed this 16th day of September, 2021
Alan R. Jowett, Owner/Manager
Alan was born and raised in Port Huron. He attended Port Huron Area Schools. He graduated from Port Huron Northern High School in 1977, St. Clair County Community College in 1979 and Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science in 1980. He is a member of the Moose Lodge #158, Port Huron Masonic Lodge #58 and a member of the Wadhams Lions Club. Alan and his wife, Terry reside in Port Huron.
Kenneth L. White, Licensed Funeral Director
Ken graduated from Marysville High School in 1962 and attended Port Huron Junior College. He graduated from The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1968.
He worked at the former Hubert V. Lucas Funeral Home for fifteen years, The Martenson Family of Funeral Homes in Trenton and Allen Park, retiring as manager, after twenty five years of service.
Ken is national and state certified. He is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association and has been awarded as a forty year licensee.
Ken is Past President of the Trenton Lions Club, Past President of the Woodhaven Rotary Club and was named a Paul Harris Fellow. He served as President of the prestigious organization 25-4-52 Club of Trenton. He is an honorary Life Member of the National Sheriff's Association, a Life Member of Smiths Creek Lodge #491 and a member of the Port Huron Golf Club.
Ken married the late, Kay Ann Kells and has two daughters; Holly (Taylor) Rowland and Katie White.
Terry Trottier- Jowett, Administration
Terry graduated from Fraser High School in 1981. She attended Macomb County Community College. Before joining the staff at Jowett Funeral Home, she was employed with a healthcare provider, as an Adminstrative Assistant. Terry has two children- Amanda Craven and Kevin (K.C.) Craven. She is secretary for the Wadhams Lions Club, past board member of Port Huron Minor Hockey Association, Kaleidoscope Gymnastic Club and Warren Hockey Association.
Terry knows that being attentive to the needs of families is an important part of the funeral service and understands that lives are changed dramatically when a loved one passes away.
Terry is married to Alan. She enjoys time with her family and friends, reading and being in the outdoors.
Nick Jowett, Funeral Assistant
Nick grew up in the funeral business. He is the son of owner, Alan Jowett.
Nick attended Port Huron High School, graduating in 2007. He then attended St. Clair County Community College, completing his pre-requirements for mortuary school. Nick graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in Mortuary Science in 2014. Nick currently resides in Port Huron. He enjoys playing golf and hockey.
Andrew Jowett, Funeral Assistant
Andrew is the son of owner, Alan Jowett. Andrew graduated from Port Huron High School in 2009 and St. Clair County Community College. He graduated from Wayne State University in 2015 with a degree in Marketing. Andrew enjoys hockey, photography and boating.
Tiffany Jackson, Office Manager
Tiffany lives in Port Huron with her daughter, Olivia. She Graduated from Port Huron High School in 2014 where she was a member of the choir her four years there. Tiffany brings a pleasant, positive and comforting personality to our staff. Tiffany enjoys singing and spending time with her family.
Shaun Laurain, Funeral Assistant
Shaun graduated from Marysville High School in 1998. He was employed by Edwin Paul Spa, in Grosse Pointe for 4 years, as a massage therapist. He also worked as a server at the Marysville Big Boy. Shaun is a very caring and compassionate person. He enjoys music, movies and spending time with his wife and daughters.
Stefanie Jowett, Funeral Assistant
Stefanie was a long time resident of Port Huron. She graduated from high school in 2003. She previously worked at Rite Aid as a Wellness Ambassador. Stefanie has a warm caring personality. She currently lives in Kimball with her son, Aiden, fiancé, Jason, step daughter, Zoe, and their dog Otis.
Laura Jowett, Funeral Assistant
Laura is a long time resident of Port Huron. She graduated from Port Huron High School in 1995. Laura brings a compassionate personality. In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends.
Donna Galbraith, Funeral Assistant
Donna graduated from Yale High School in 1961. After graduating high school, Donna went on to Central Michigan University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree and a secondary teaching certificate in 1965. She taught school for several years before she started working in foster care and adoption for Child and Family Services. After working 15 years, Donna returned to school and earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University in 1989. She accepted a School Social work position in the East China School District and was employed there for 20 years.
Donna lives in Fort Gratiot and has four children, Reneé Mason, Randy Galbraith, Shane Galbraith and Marnie Rossow. In 1989 Donna formed The International Ballet Theatre with a friend, Gerry Schultz. They created and produced The Nutcracker Ballet annually for the community for 13 consecutive years. In her spare time, Donna loves to read, paint, spend time with her grandchildren, and socialize with dear friends. Donna enjoys working at the Jowett Funeral Home because it allows her to be available to the people of the community.
Dennis McCallom Jr., Funeral Assistant
Dennis graduated from Marysville High school in 2012 and previously worked security for 5 years. When Dennis is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, cooking and trying new recipes, going for long drives, attending and entering his antique car in car shows. He currently lives in Port Huron with his cat.
Rose Hall, Funeral Assistant
Rose was born, raised, and still lives in Algonac. She graduated Algonac High School in 1992. She has a son and a four year old cat, Olliefurr. Rose has worked 26 years in plastic injection molding in the quality department. She can speak fluent Polish. In her free time, she loves camping, rock collecting and tending to her plants.
Richard L. Butzin
In Loving Memory
March 9, 1935 - January 10, 2021