James M. “Jim” Sowers, 62, made his transition at home on May 12, 2013 after a courageous, three and a half year battle with cancer. He was the husband of Eve Houghton Sowers of Greene, RI, married 24 years.
Born in Providence, he was the son of the late John B. and Irene E. (Miller) Sowers. Jim was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and worked at CCRI over 30 years in the I.T. department, until November. He was passionate about music and enjoyed playing the guitar, especially, duets with his children. As a sailing enthusiast, and woodworking craftsman, he recently refurbished a Sharpie and enjoyed sailing Narragansett Bay. Jim’s hobbies also included gardening, canning, brewing beer, creating wooden furniture, and enjoying nature, family and friends at his home in Greene.
Besides his wife Eve; he is survived by three children: Tyler H. Sowers, Ava Mei H. Sowers of Greene and Jennifer Stoltz, her husband, Dave; and granddaughter Madelyn of Pennsylvania; three siblings: Kathy Larsson of Warwick, Tom Sowers of Warwick, Nancy Gaucher and her husband, Gary of Pascoag; and many nieces, nephews; cousins and friends. Jim’s children and family meant the world to him and he will be sadly missed.
A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home & Crematory, 659 East Greenwich Avenue, West Warwick. Calling hours are Saturday from 2-5 p.m. Burial will be Monday at Rhode Island Veterans’ Cemetery in Exeter.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, donations in his memory may be made to: Habitat for Humanity International, 121 Habitat Street, Americus, GA 31709-3498 USA, habitat.org or China Care Brown, Brown University, Providence, RI. Information and condolences at carpenterjenks.com.