the key west citizenAugust 11, 2018




Janet S. Powell, 75, of Key West, Florida, passed peacefully from this life on Aug. 5, 2018 in Longwood, Florida. Janet was born on July 17, 1943 in Rochester, New York to Victor and Leah Swinton. Janet grew up in Rochester, New York and relocated to Key West in 1974.

The family owned and operated JP of The Keys and Boog Powell’s Anglers Marina, and Janet also sold real estate. She loved diving, fishing and collecting local art work. Left to cherish Janet’s memory are her beloved husband of 56 years, John “Boog” Powell Sr., her loving children, John “JW” Powell Jr. (Colleen) and Jennifer P. Smith and her five precious grandchildren.

She is also survived by Richard and Bonnie Powell, Renae Powell and her lifelong personal friends. Janet was preceded in death by her daughter, Jill Powell.

The family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dementia Society of America at or PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901. Condolences may be shared with the family by visiting