Jana Lee Butz, age 49, of Akron, Colorado passed away on Friday (March 14, 2014) peacefully in the comfort of her own home. She is survived by her fiancé Grayling Dennis King; parents, Bob and Donna Butz; two brothers, Scott and Lane; three sons, Zachary David, Levi Garret, and Robert "Seth"; eleven grandchildren, Levi "Gavin", Odessa Jane, Isaac Zachary, Wade Robert, Sierra Jabrie LeeAnn, Wyatt Seth, Tegan Nelrita, Bayah Lynn, Waylon Dale, Makayla Jean, and Alexandra Lillian, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
Jana was born in San Diego, California on November 1, 1964. As a Marine Corps brat, she grew up and attended schools in Denver CO, Dallas TX, Vernal UT, and Green River WY until the family moved to Akron CO in 1980. While the family was attending Bible College Jana took great pride in participating with the Singing Youth of Denver.
Jana married David Lavern Brown December 14, 1981 and they were blessed with three boys. Jana enjoyed being a stay at home mother and wife until 1992 when she decided to attend truck-driving school. She drove truck for the next 22 years.
Jana was an incredible person and enjoyed spending time with family. Whether it was the annual family reunion or just a barbecue with her boys Jana could be found in the middle of any get-together. She loved to make others laugh. Jana also enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, singing, and preparing her bible studies. Jana will be sincerely missed by those who were fortunate enough to know her.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Akron.