26 February 2010

jo allen dies

remember the "jo allen show" on kalb?

Josie Chaison Cowan

Josie Cowan, 81, of Alexandria died peacefully Monday, February 22, 2010 in San Antonio, Texas.

A true renaissance woman, Josie taught Home Economics classes for the Alexandria branch of the YWCA, worked as a teacher for the Rapides Parish public schools, and made a splash with her show The Jo Allen Show on KALB TV 5.

Josie was an extremely creative person, and was also an accomplished seamstress, cook, and artist. She also adored her collection of over 200 decorative frogs, which could be found throughout her home and garden.

A devout Catholic her entire life, Josie also served as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Rita's Catholic Church in Alexandria.

Josie entered into eternal rest on February 22, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Ella Bertina Harris, and her daughter Jo Ann Dauphin Moore.

She is survived by her grandchildren Christine Lacy, William Dauphin III, and great-grandchild Logan Jo Ann Lacy.

Funeral Services for the family will be held in San Antonio, Texas. A Memorial Mass in Alexandria to be announced.