July 12, 1942 - December 5, 2007

Jan Bollinger - 1959 ~ Jan Bollinger - 1960

Jan Bollinger Persons - recent

Jan was born in Sikeston, MO on July 12, 1942 to Charles and Maryn Bollinger. She passed away on December 5, 2007 in Spokane, WA.

She lived there with her parents and sister Gale ('59 RIP) until the family relocated to Richland, WA. After graduation from high school in 1960, Jan married Gary Persons ('57) and gave birth to daughter Kim and son Scott. The family moved to Spokane in '69. Jan worked for Columbia Paint for many years as an administrative assistant to the President. She also attended Spokane Community College and received two AA degrees.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Gale Bollinger Brackins.

Survivors include her husband Gary; daughter Kim Beitelspacher and her husband Rick, Puyallup, WA; son Scott Persons, Camano Island, WA. Also surviving are three nieces and one nephew; six great nieces/nephews and six grandchildren.

She enjoyed home decorating, gardening, reading, sewing, shopping, watching Mariner games, trips to Reno/Lincoln City and attending Richland Bomber Alumni lunches and Club '40. Go Bombers!

The family would like to thank Cancer Care Northwest, Dr. Sienko and his team for the excellent care Jan received this past year. An additional thank you to Holy Family Hospital's Oncology staff and Hospice of Spokane. Our loss is enormous, but the blessings received from knowing this amazing woman, are endless. Thankfully Mom made a decision to put her faith and trust in Jesus Christ, so we look forward to seeing her in Heaven... healthy and whole again.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Heritage Funeral Home .