Jerry M. Fowler
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Jerry Marston Fowler, 68, was born in Shreveport on April 26, 1940. The former commissioner of elections for Louisiana died on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, in Baton Rouge. Survived by his three children, Susannah Fowler Craig and husband Stewart, of Baton Rouge, Margaret Fowler Abrahams and husband Alan, of Los Angeles, and John Marston Fowler and wife Jennifer, of Baton Rouge. He is also survived by four grandchildren Stewart Craig, Patrick Craig, Chelsea Pritchett and Baylea Pritchett; and by his dear friend, Kathy Adams. He was preceded in death by his wife, MariAnn Fowler; and brother, Dr. Douglas Fowler. After graduating from Northwestern State University where he played football, Jerry was drafted to the Oakland Raiders, and ultimately the Houston Oilers, for whom he was an offensive tackle. He returned to his beloved Louisiana where he owned and operated numerous businesses before being elected to public office. Jerry was someone who gave so much of himself and was so loved in return. He was a son, father, husband, grandfather, friend, athlete and public servant. To those that knew him and were touched by him, he was larger than life. He will be truly missed. Visitation at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government St., on Wednesday evening was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Memorial service at University United Methodist Church, 3350 Dalrymple Drive, on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 28 to Jan. 29, 2009.
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February 2, 2009
Susannah, Marston, Margaret, and all the family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Patsye Peebles
January 31, 2009
I am so grateful that Jerry and I had the opportunity to have dinner together in Baton Rouge about six months ago. His sharp, keen sense of humor made him a pleasure to be around. I have lost a very dear friend.
John Stephens
January 30, 2009
Marston and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of your father's death. Please know that we are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget all the kindnesses he showed our family during our U High days.
Leslie and A.C. Grand
January 30, 2009
Margaret and Alan,

Our hearts are with you and your family. We love you very much.
Scot and Cindy Simmons
January 30, 2009
God Bless You, Jerry. We will miss you. Your friends from Coushatta.

Rose and Johnny Wayne Cox
Johnny Wayne Cox
January 30, 2009
I will always have fond memories of Mr. Jerry. He was a gentle giant of a man who poured his heart and soul into helping others. He will be greatly missed here on earth but Heaven is a richer place today because of him! My deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Marie Alleman
January 30, 2009
we are sorry to hear about your dad and my cousin (digger) i have great memories of us growing up in coushatta. he was also a good tennis player that i could never beat. he will be missed. duna and bonnie marston
davis marston
January 30, 2009
We grew up with Jerry in Coushatta. We will miss him.
Joy & John K Brown
January 29, 2009
My deepest sympathy to Jerry's children and special friend. He saw a little trouble in his life, but he was a good and caring person. He loved his children and friends dearly. He will be on the other side of the Pearly Gates waiting to greet all of us.
Mary Ann Wise Wiggins, Coushatta, friend and member of his 1958 graduating class.
Mary Ann Wiggins
January 29, 2009
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Gwen Lemon
January 29, 2009
Suzanne, Margaret, and Marsten

You have my deepest sympathy. Your dad had a big heart. I will forever remember his kindness and thoughfulness.
Karen Howard-Harris
January 29, 2009
I knew Jerry for almost 30 years. My group did business with him as Elect. Commissioner. He always hadled our business with integrity and honesty. He was a man of great compassion. We became friends and it was alwasy a pleasure to be around him.
Danny Frederic
January 29, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Jerry. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.
Melissa S. Bourgoyne, Registrar of Voters, Iberville
January 29, 2009
Your dad was one of the kindest and most loving men I have ever met. He set an example when it came to openly loving his children and family--there was no secret about it! Even though we had lost touch after I left BR, I always treasured his friendship and held him in the highest regard. You have my most sincere sympathy.
Gayle Clement Causey
January 29, 2009
Dearest Fowler Family, You are indeed in my heart and prayers in the loss of your Dad. I know Mr. Jerry had to fight just like I have to because we saw each other often at Bolton's buying what we needed to fight Diabetes another day. It was still a joy to see Mr. Jerry even then! I will never forget both your Dad and Mom were our youth group counselors at First United Methodist when I was in high school. It was wonderful to see each other again after all the years. The last time I saw Mr. Jerry was at Bolton's. I will miss your Dad's big smile and warm heart. May God Bless and Comfort You! Lots of Love-Cliff
Cliff Yarbrough
January 29, 2009
Our deepest sympathy to Mr. Jerry's family and close friends. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Staff at River Parish Financial Services
January 29, 2009
It was a great joy to have met Jerry through my brother-in-law John Richard Dalme. Jerry was full of life and good cheer, and he overflowed with love for people. He was dear to John Richard, and that made Jerry special to me too.
Scott Carson
January 29, 2009
I have always had thoughts of admiration and respect for Mr. Jerry, he will truly be missed. He was a great administrator, he was always there for us when we needed him, he always looked out for our (Registrar's) best interest. I want his family to know that I will continue keeping him and them in my thoughts and prayers.
Billie Meyer
January 29, 2009
SUZANNAH, MARSTEN, AND MARGARET:

HAVING LOST MY DAD RECENTLY, I KNOW THE PAIN YOU ARE GOING THROUGH. YOUR FATHER WAS AN INSPIRATION FOR ME. HE WAS A GIANT WHOSE GENEROSITY WAS BOUNDLESS AND HE SAW THE GOOD IN EACH PERSON HE MET. KNOW THAT HE IMPACTED THE LIVES OF SO MANY PEOPLE WHILE HE STAYED WITH US. I WILL MISS HIM AND HIS WORDS OF WISDOM.

DEEPEST SYMPATHY,

STEVE VIDRINE
BATON ROUGE, LA.
STEVE VIDRINE
January 28, 2009
Mr. Jerry was a dear friend of my grandparents, Vivian and Phillip Maranto. I have many wonderful childhood memories of them all enjoying each others company. I last spoke to Mr. Jerry a little over a year ago when he called to get an update on my grandmothers health. We had a very nice conversation that I will cherish for years to come. He was a very thoughtful and special person. After my grandparents' passing, I now understand how difficult it is to lose someone so dear.

My deepest sympathy to his close friends and family. Mr. Jerry will be greatly missed but never forgotten.

Sincerely,
J'Lynn Langlois Pourciau (Granddaughter of Phillip and Vivian Maranto, Daughter of Maria Maranto Langlois)
Jessica Langlois Pourciau
January 28, 2009
Jerry,
I guess it time for you to be with Mary Ann and to find peace in God's hands. You were my good friend through our days at NSU, and Mary Ann became my friend through professional education. I wish your families my sincere sympathy at this time.
Martha (Ellie) Cotten Avegno
(formerly Willoughby)
Martha Avegno
January 28, 2009
God be with your family for I will never forget Mr. Fowler.
Barbara Crockett
January 28, 2009
I was so saddened when I heard Jerry had passed away. His obituary is so perfectly written - he was indeed larger than life and everyone who knew him and loved him will truly miss him. My thoughts are with all of you at this time. I pray that you can soften your grief by focusing on the good stories and memories he left with us all.
Ann Williamson Heath
January 28, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God continue to crown your heart and mind in His peace.
Rep. Barrow
Regina Barrow
January 28, 2009
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
margaret jefferson
January 28, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
STAFF CAPITLA AREA LEGAL SERVICES
January 28, 2009
may god bress u all he with her now in her open arms again.
harlan abner
January 28, 2009
Jerry Fowler was fine man and a joy to know
Dean Frost
January 28, 2009
Margaret and Family,

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Jerry's passing. I have fond memories of Mr. Jerry from my childhood and junior high years. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sally Longmire Hingel
January 28, 2009
Jerry was such an amazing person. His kindness and love towards me will stay with me throughout my life. I feel honored to have known him. My sincerest condolences to Marston, Susannah, and Margaret and to the rest of your family. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
Zoe McIntyre Boukalik
January 28, 2009
It is indeed a true lost for his lost of life. However, heaven have gain a true loving saint. Having worked in the office with him I know first hand of his passion for people. I pray that God wilol ease the pain of your family during this time and receive his spirit.
Rev Lillian R KIng
January 28, 2009
Susannah and Stewart,
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Jerry, he was such a sweet person, I know you will truly miss him. You are in my prayers and if you need anything please call, your tailgating friends will be there for you in a second. We really enjoyed having him tailgate with us. Keep the Faith and each day will get better.
In my prayers,
Nancy
Nancy McBeth
January 28, 2009
I will truly miss "The Big Man" ! Jerry was my friend.

Please know that I will have all of you in my thoughts and in my prayers.

GSD
Gary Stephen DeBlieux
January 28, 2009
Wayne Veatch
January 28, 2009
We were so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Please accept our sincerest condolences.
Eileen & Ron Kendrick
January 28, 2009
Susannah, Marston and Margaret, you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.
Todd and Jodi Roberts Gianfala
January 28, 2009
Susannah,
Kevin and I were so sorry to hear about your Daddy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. Although we didn't know him well we know for sure he helped raise a wonderful kind daughter that is loved by many. Please let us know if there is anything you need.
Jodi Jowers
January 28, 2009
Marston, Margaret, & Suzanne,
My thoughts are with you and your families. Mr. Jerry was a kind, great man who helped so many people in his life. You know you can count on me if you need anything in this trying time.
Take care.
Casey
Casey Ponder
January 28, 2009
I have always had the upmost respect for Mr. Fowler. He was a good administrator and someone you could talk to. I have always kept him in my thoughts and in my prayrers. I know he is at peace with his Mother and Father.
John A Moreau
January 28, 2009
To the Family of Mr. Fowler

In your time of grief and trials, I am praying for you and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Sharon Smith
January 28, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Melonee Wicker
January 28, 2009
To know Jerry was to love him, and I have known him since infancy. He will be truly missed in Coushatta where he had so many friends and loved ones.
Laurine Strother Adcock
January 28, 2009
Chelsea and Baylee,

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers!!! I love and miss you both!!
Leslie Mercer
Leslie Mercer
January 28, 2009
So sorry you guys...I certainly know how this feels and it's a tough one..You know how to reach us if you need anything. Love ya
Phil Griggs
January 28, 2009
To all who loved Jerry Fowler, particularly his children, I am deeply saddened by his untimely death. He was my friend when I needed one and I will never forget.
Fannie Godwin
January 28, 2009
Jerry and I started school together in Coushatta at the age of six. We became good friends. He was a very special person.
Jeri Jones Cobb
January 28, 2009
Marsten, Suzanne and Margaret,

My prayers are with you now and always. There was no other person as loving and kind as your dad. Marsten, his legacy will live through you because you possess the same qualities. In time God will heal your heart and the great memories will prevail.
Vanessa Dargin
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