Jan Christian Dabney (1944 - 2018)

Obituary
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Jan Christian Dabney died Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 at his family home in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. He was 73. Dabney was born in Portland, Oregon on Dec. 8, 1944. Jan's family moved to Sitka, Alaska then Juneau where he graduated from Juneau Douglas High School in 1963. That year he was a member of the Alaska State Championship basketball team.
After high school, Jan served two tours in Vietnam as a Combat Engineer, Demolitions Specialist, for the Army. After returning home, he married Carol Koschmann of Sitka, and began work in Juneau with Toner & Nordling Registered Engineers as a surveyor and engineer. Jan graduated from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with his BS in Civil Engineering. He then purchased V&E Equipment Rental and also worked in the construction industry, doing business as JC Dabney.
In 1987, Jan moved to Southern California and has owned a civil engineering and development consulting firm, Dabney & Associates, for the last 30 years working mostly in Diamond Bar and the Inland Empire. As a professional engineer and consultant, Jan had creativity of thought and clarity of purpose. He was highly regarded for his ability to visualize and carry through a project from beginning to end.
Jan had an impeccable work ethic, a wonderful sense of humor, fierce loyalty to his friends and clients as well as a particular dedication to his family. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol; daughters Cathy Phillips of Seattle, WA and Malissa Tarman of Upland, CA; grandsons Demetre Phillips and Christian Phillips of Seattle; and granddaughters Dabney Wightman, and Jaina and Sophia Tarman of Upland.
The family suggests donations be made online in Jan's name to in lieu of flowers.
Published in The Juneau Empire from Feb. 22 to Mar. 21, 2018
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