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Condolence From: Cris Shardelman
Condolence: John always spoke so lovingly and proudly of his family, and of Our Lord Jesus Christ. His life reminds me of Paul expressed in Ph. 2:21-30. It was needful for John to make life the best possible for his family and others, yet he longed to see Jesus face to face.
The last time I visited John in his office, even with his illness, his greatest concern was leaving their home in great condition for his wife.
Untold numbers of us will never forget his gracious help and direction. I want to thank you, his family, for your support and sacrifices while he fulfilled so well the role God had for him.
My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Mrs. Cris Shardelman
Saturday February 24, 2018
Condolence From: Clay Hill
Condolence: John loved the Word of God, and loved to pray with people and shared the Gospel. He was a comfort to me when I went to work in the Legislature. It was a new job in a new place with unique norms and customs. He showed me great kindness and grace. He was trusted by all his colleagues. I appreciated his humility, wisdom, and good humor. I respected his enduring love of this country and its founding ideals. He is missed very much.
Friday February 23, 2018
Condolence From: Amy Cruver
Condolence: John was a gift to all who knew him. First and foremost, John was a godly man. I always appreciated that he would find time in his busy day to share his knowledge and wisdom that was guided by God's Word. I loved how he loved and cherished his wife. He was so proud of his children and adored the grandchildren. How he would beam when sharing about his family! John was tenacious about writing legislation to reflect the spirit and intent of the foundational principles of this country. He was always true to his faith, family and friends. I shall fondly remember the discussions we had about life and legislation. John, your life on earth was such a testimony for us...thank you for the memories!
Thursday February 15, 2018
Condolence From: Jeff Cox
Condolence: John was a rock for all who knew him. A great guy, trusted colleague and a wonderful example of a man who took his job, his family his country and his faith seriously. He will be greatly missed.
Monday February 12, 2018
Condolence From: Representative Gina McCabe
Condolence: It was such a privilege to know Mr. Gower. I will always be grateful for his exceptional knowledge in ALL policy areas. He was always quick to respond to helping others through exceptional legislation with honesty and integrity. He is greatly missed...and always will be. Prayers for his family.
Saturday February 03, 2018
Condolence From: Jack Archer
Condolence: A good man and a dear friend. I'll miss you, pal. Was there anyone who knew John who didn't like and respect him a great deal? No one I ever knew. Deepest sympathies to Karen and the family, who were such a rock of support to him.
Monday January 29, 2018
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