VIRGINIA BEACH – Jean Hall Chowns, 80, passed away July 24, 2009, in Marian Manor.
She was a very devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Left to cherish her memory are daughter, Trudy Trammell and her husband Colby of Fincastle; son, Thomas Henry Chowns III and his wife Anne of Virginia Beach; grandchildren, Kimberly Ericson and her husband Jason of Richmond, John Chowns and his wife Annie of Virginia Beach; and her great-grandchild, Sadie Ericson.
She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Thomas H. Chowns Jr. and her parents, John and Florence Hall. Jean was a 1944 graduate of Maury High School and retired from the Virginia Beach City Public Schools system. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church.
A memorial service will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 5181 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, Friday, July 31, at 11 a.m. Interment will be at a later date. A reception will be held in the church social hall following the memorial service. The family would like to extend a very special thanks to Anne Chowns for her dedicated love, care and sincere devotion to our mom. Also, thanks to Keith Willyard and the staff at Marian Manor and Heartland Hospice for their care and comfort. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Cremation Society of Virginia, Hampton Roads office, is assisting the family.