Janet Colleen McMannis
12/3/1928 - 7/2/2014
Janet Colleen (Davidson) McMannis passed away at her home in Applegate, Calif., on July 2, 2014 with her family by her side. Jan was 85 years old.
She had a life that included love of family, joy of cooking and adventurous travel.
On December 3, 1928, Janet Colleen Davidson was born in Salem, Ore. Her parents were Henry and Reva (Simkins) Davidson. She was the second born of three children. Jan grew up in Salem, Ore., where she attended elementary and high school. Shortly after graduation, Jan moved to San Francisco, Calif., where she met her husband, Donald. The couple married in 1949. Don and Jan had their first child Paul in 1951, two years later their daughter Kim was born. They celebrated 55 years of marriage before Don passed away in 2004.
Jan's passion to travel brought her to many places around the world. She loved to cook and try new recipes. She was also an avid reader. Jan was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, and friend.
Jan's strength and courage has always been an inspiration to her family. She did life right. Jan lived each day to the fullest. She surrounded herself with the people she loved and did the things that brought her joy.
Jan is survived by her sister Cloydine Bower of Salem, Ore., daughter Kim (McMannis) McCary of Port Townsend, Wash., five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Don McMannis and son, Paul McMannis.
At Jan's request, there will be no service. Memory contributions for Jan can be made to Shriner Children's Hospital or Sutter Auburn Faith Hospice, 11775 Education St. Suite 201, Auburn CA. 95602.