Jana Jo Anderson(2.25.1943 7.3.2013)

Jana Jo Anderson February 25, 1943 - July 03, 2013 Jana Anderson, age 70, of Bakersfield California, passed away on July 3rd after a strong battle against pancreatic cancer. Jana Jo Lyttle was born February 25th, 1943 to the late Joe and Bernadine Lyttle. Jana enjoyed her childhood on Di Giorgio farms where her father, Joe Lyttle, worked as superintendent. She had fond memories of being a "Tom Boy," who liked to hunt, fish, and climb trees. Jana attended Di Giorgio elementary and graduated from Arvin High school. On April 14, 1964 Jana married her High school sweetheart, Allen Anderson. Together they had two children, Chase and Wendy. Jana later continued her education at Bakersfield college and Cal State Bakersfield, graduating with a degree in Liberal Arts. She worked for thirty five years as a preschool teacher with KCSOS. In retirement, Jana continued to work as a part time substitute. Jana always looked forward to fun summer vacations in Lake Tahoe with her family. Jana was a huge sports fan. She rarely missed a BC football game. Jana could always be counted on to be the number one fan in the stands-cheering her family members on during their various sporting events such as, softball, baseball, track, swimming, basketball, and horse riding competitions. Jana will always be remembered as someone who was loyal and committed to caring for family. The bonds and joys of family and friends were of great importance in Jana's heart. Jana is survived by her husband, Allen Anderson. Children; Chase Anderson and Wendy Stowers. Grandchildren; Ryan Anderson, Macee and Sydnee Stowers. She will also leave behind many caring extended family members and friends. The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to all who cared for and prayed for Jana during her final months of life. Memorial Services will be held Friday, July 12th at 1 p.m., Hillcrest Memorial Park, 9101 Kern Canyon Rd. Bakersfield, California. www.bakersfield.com/obits

This obituary was originally published in the Bakersfield Californian.

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Published online on July 11, 2013 courtesy of Bakersfield Californian.