Janell Hamm Rowe-Andrews went to her heavenly father on January 16, 2024 in Ft Worth at the age of 77. A memorial to celebrate her life is scheduled for February 3 at 3pm at Wizard Wells Baptist Church with graveside services to follow.
Born on July 11, 1946, in Corpus Christi, to CW and Angell Hamm, Janell's life was marked by diverse experiences and meaningful contributions. She served as an assistant nursery school teacher, a cub scout den leader and an assistant girls softball team coach. Janell pursued her passion for cake decorating, earning a diploma from Odessa College creating numerous cherished cakes for loved ones.
Active in the Beta Sigma Phi sorority, Janell held leadership roles as Vice President and President of the Omicron Omicron Chapter. Her dedication was acknowledged in 1978 when she was nominated as one of the Outstanding Young Women of America, an award that recognizes women throughout the country for involvement and actions.
She entered a new chapter of her life when she married Bill "Junior " Andrews on January 12, 1985 in Coleman, Tx. Together, they served many years as the President and Vice President of the Guys and Gals Car Club. She won many trophies and awards for her cars throughout the years.
A lover of road trips throughout her life, Janell continued to explore new places well into her 70s. Whether it was jumping on a tour bus with her nephew for 3 months, showing a Connecticut friend around Texas on a whim or venturing with one of her oldest and dearest friends to West Virginia simply because they had never been there, she embraced the joy of discovery.
As a gifted artist with a creative soul, she expressed herself through oil painting and exploring other mediums in her later years. She participated in various art shows earning recognition with many of her paintings. A resident of Wizard Wells for close to 35 years, she considered it her true home and remained an active member of Wizard Wells Baptist Church, teaching youth Sunday school until her passing.
She was always a big sister in every sense of the word, loving and protecting her brother and three sisters. Proceeded in death by her parents and husband, as well as her brother, Tommy Hamm, she is survived by her sons Dan Rowe and companion Stacie, Mikel Rowe and wife Shinobu, sisters Kay Walker and husband Don, Alice Davis, Sharon Watson and husband Joe, brother in law Frank Andrews and wife Sandra, grandchildren Amanda, Sara, Carley, Price, Evan, Yuri, Kellen, Elijah, Max and Wade, great grandchildren Iven, Jeremiah and Henry, former daughter in law Nancy Williams and husband Mike, 4 children she considered her great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Janell's vibrant and impactful life will be remembered and cherished by all who knew her.