Jan Marie Walters
Jan Marie Walters died at home on March 4, 2006, after a long and brave fight against ovarian cancer.
Jan was born in Canton, Ohio, on April 28, 1952, to Ed and Janet (Burroway) Petty. When Jan was 5 months old, her family moved to Traverse City, Mich., where she grew up and attended school.Jan married Edward S. Walters on Sept. 8, 1972, in Traverse City. Ed and Jan then moved to East Lansing, Mich., where Jan graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in medical technology. She interned at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, then returned to Michigan State University and received an additional degree in education.
In 1977, Ed and Jan moved to Glenwood Springs, where Jan taught science in the Rifle school system until the birth of her daughters, when she became a full-time mom.Jan is survived by her husband, Ed; daughters Jessica and Abbey; parents Ed and Janet Petty, of Traverse City; mother-in-law Irene Walters of Cedar, Mich.; brother and sisters: Eddy Petty of Traverse City, Mari (Mark) Scott of Marquette, Mich., and Kim (Michael) Casciano, Pennie (Patrick) O’Brien, and Stacey (Martin) Gallagher, all of Traverse City; and many nieces and nephews. Jan was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Stanley A. Walters, in January 2004.
A celebration of Jan’s life will take place at 2 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 7, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs. A celebration will also honor Jan’s life in Michigan.Contributions may be made in Jan’s honor to the Jan Walters Memorial Fund, which will be donated to the Marsha Rivkin Center for Ovarian Cancer Research, Roaring Fork Hospice and the Jan Walters Education Fund. Donations can be dropped off at any Alpine Bank or mailed to P.O. Box 10000, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.
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