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Janis Ann (Jones) Nash


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Janis Ann (Jones) Nash Obituary
Nash Janis Ann (Jones) Nash, age 91, of Beaverton, Oregon, previously of Gahanna Ohio, died at home Thursday, June 1, 2017, after a well-fought year long battle with acute myeloid leukemia. She was born October 4, 1925, in Logan, Ohio, to Lewis Gwenlyn Jones and Elsie Mae (Weaver) Jones. She graduated from Harding High School in Marion, Ohio, and received a Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University. She began her career teaching at schools in Celina, Ohio, where she met her late husband, Clifton J. Nash, and taught at Jefferson Elementary in Gahanna, Ohio, until her retirement in 1991. She loved her students and maintained contact with many of them through Facebook, where she received updates on their careers, children and grandchildren. She is remembered by them for her caring and sharing her love of birding. Janis was a devoted mother and grandmother who will be deeply missed by her brother, Lowell Jones of Bradbury, California; daughters, Kathryn Lee Catherwood of Eugene, Oregon and Sue Nash Gerhardt (James) of Beaverton, Oregon; sons, Kevin Clifton Nash (Colleen) of Bowie, Maryland, and Joel Lewis Nash (Susan "Beth") of Owasso, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, Owen Catherwood, Gwen Catherwood, Eric Nash, Sarah Nash, Rachel Nash, Allen Nash, David Nash, and Morgan Nash; other relatives and many friends. Besides her parents, Janis was preceded in death by her sister Dorothy Baker and step-mother Margaret Lucille (O'Brien) Jones. A Celebration of Life will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 2017, in the social room of Beaverton Lodge Retirement Center, 12900 SW 9th Street, Beaverton, Oregon 97005.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 6, 2017
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