Janyth was born June 30,1938 in post dust bowl Oklahoma to Robert and Odessa (Childress) Jones. Janyth, known as Jan to her friends and family, later moved to Oregon with her family where her father built dams and bridges while also running the family farm in Albany.
Jan worked as a bookkeeper, was a Colorado ski instructor, a San Francisco socialite, and a world traveler. She landed in NYC’s West Village during the height of the early 60’s beatnik/folk era and it is here where she fell in love, married and had a boy and a girl during the next five years.
After living in various parts of New York City, the family settled in the suburbs of New Jersey where she raised her loving children to adulthood and became a devout beach nudist and flea market enthusiast. She later divorced and her ex-husband passed away a few years later. At the turn of the century her beauty, charm, and elegance continued to make her popular and she had many friends and admirers.
Eventually she settled in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her children where she was able to share in the joy of watching her grandchildren grow into teenagers. Jan spent her last year in Fayetteville, NC with her daughter and had both children holding her hand during the final weeks.
Jan had an easy inviting smile, a great laugh and rarely found reasons to cry. Her indomitable spirit will remain as an example to all who knew her.
She is survived by her brother, two children, four grandchildren, and many in-laws. All of whom loved her dearly and will miss her very much.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Jan's memory to https://www.habitat.org/donate/
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