Jack Hume



Word has reached us that Jack Hume, a founder member and past president of the Houston/Grampian Association, died in Houston on Friday, 2 February. He celebrated his 89th birthday last month. Jack retained many friends in the Grampian-Houston Association who will remember him with warmth and  affection.

He belonged to Alexandria, West Dunbartonshire, and emigrated to Houston with his first wife Phemie in the early 1950s.He was proud of his Scottish heritage and was an expert on the works of Robert Burns, serving twice as Chieftain of Houston Heather & Thistle Society in the 1970s. In 2003 he spearheaded a campaign to present the City of Houston with a bust of Scotland's Bard. Today that statue stands proudly in Hermann Park.

Jack and Phemie were in the 40-strong delegation that flew to Aberdeen for the signing of the official twinning  agreement between Grampian Regkion and Houston in May, 1979.


Jane Ellen Fowler


Jane Ellen Fowler

June 25 1938 - March 26 2018

We will remember Jane forever.

Jane Fowler passed away peacefully early Monday morning, March 26, at her home in Houston at the age of 79.

She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Grorge Philip Brown, and her daughter Nancy Ellen Fowler. She is survived by her husband of 54 years, John Fowler, and her two daughters Carol Fowler of Richmond, TX and Anne Titsch of Rexburg, Idaho.

Jane was born in New Orleans, LA to William Esca Brown and Suzanne Rachel Culp Brown. She moved with her parents to Houston at the age of three. She graduated from San Jacinto High School in 1956. Her working career included jobs at Gulf Oil in Chicago, and Second Baptist church, Rawson Houlihan and T. B. Trotter in Houston.

She married her husband John in 1965, and later spent ten years in Pittsburgh PA, returning to Houston in 1979. They traveled to Aberdeen, Scotland every year for 22 years, where John taught seminars and they visited their friends in the Grampian/Houston Association, a sister cities organization.

She was a pianist, and played at Second Baptist Church in midtown, and most recently at St. John the Divine Episcopal where she and her husband John led a contemporary choral group at a 6:00 pm service for 20 years.

Contributions in Jane’s memory may be made to the Volunteer Services Council, Richmond State Supported Living Center, 2100 Preston Street, Richmond, TX 77469.


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