In memory of

Janice Kay Dean

Aug 20, 1952
Mar 22, 2017


Janice Kay (Wilson) Dean, 64, died March 22, 2017 with her family by her side at her home in Salem, Oregon.  She was born August 20, 1952, in Oakland, California.  She found her life partner, when she married Tom Dean in 1971.  In 1970, Jan graduated from Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California.  After moving to Oregon, Jan obtained her BA from Oregon State University and her Masters Degree from Portland State University. She retired in 2015 from her Assistant Director position at Oregon Youth Authority.  

Jan is survived by her husband Tom, son Jeremy Dean (wife Sherice Dean) and her two grandchildren Gavin and Zander. She had the most generous and loving heart and touched the lives of all who knew her. Her family and friends will always be thankful for the gift that was her life. While Jan had many interests, she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, running marathons, riding her endurance horse, cycling with her husband and creating gourmet meals. In keeping with the family wishes, there will be no funeral service. 

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Messages of Sympathy

  1. Sherry Lauer-Carter says:

    Jan's beauty is one that radiated from inside her soul to everyone she touched. Wishing her entire family peace and a lifetime of memories!

  2. Emily Stoklasa says:

    The world lost a bright light in Jan. Such a friendly personality, so fun, kind, happy, always a smile when she greeted us. Love, hugs, and blessings to all.
    Em & Gary Stoklasa.

  3. Ken Dean says:

    Aunt Jan, you will be missed. I will always remember you as a very kind, genuine person who always looked at the best things about life even when things were tough. You truly inspired me.

    I often think back when I was a kid about the time that I came to your house in Oregon and visit, playing with Jeremy. It was so long ago, and wished it was more often.

  4. Johnson Funeral Home Staff says:

    Learning about Janice was inspiring; thank you for sharing her story with me. And thank you for trusting Johnson Funeral Home with her arrangements. May all her family find peace during this difficult time.

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