Janice Lorene Easterly, formerly of Lorenzo, Nebraska died Tuesday evening, May 20, 2014, at Highline Place in Littleton, CO. She was 83.
Funeral services will be Saturday, May 24 at 10:00 AM at the Peetz United Methodist Church in Peetz, Colorado with Rev. Jody Harless officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney.
Visitation will be Friday May 23 from 2:00-7:00 PM at the Holechek Funeral Home in Sidney with the family present from 5 to 7.
Memorial gifts can be made in Jan’s name to Highline Place for their flower garden.
Jan was born July 14, 1930, the daughter of Claude and Erma (Maag) in Denver, Colorado. She moved to Peetz with her family in 1940, and graduated from Sterling High School in 1947. She attended college in Fort Collins, and taught school near Akron, CO, prior to her marriage.
In August 1950, she married Jack Easterly. Jan enjoyed her life as a farm wife in addition to gardening, cooking, music, and sewing. She was an active member in the Peetz United Methodist Church and UMW and taught Sunday school there. Jan was also a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout leader for many years. She was involved in WIFE (Women Involved in Farm Economics), Helping Hand Garden Club, and Eastern Star.
Jan enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling with her husband to all 50 states and beyond. She and Jack square-danced with the Prairie Schooners.
She is survived by her four children, Joslyn (Joe) Causey of Phoenix, AZ, Susan (Bob) Walker of Denver, CO, Scott (Jane) Easterly of Sidney, and Gayle (Gary) McKenzie of Phoenix, AZ; sister, Helen (Don) VanStone of Hot Springs Village, AK, and eight grandchildren: Brent and Jared Causey, Nick and Dwight Easterly, Robin Easterly Schroeder, Gentry Walker, and Dana and Turner McKenzie.
Jan was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years.
Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Sidney is serving the Easterly family.