Janice Pair

Janice J. McDonald Pair LUBOCK- Janice J. McDonald Pair, 81, of Lubbock formerly of Lorenzo passed away Saturday, January 26, 2013 in Lubbock. Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Lorenzo with Rev. Cam Givan and Rev. Kerry Hurst officiating. Burial will follow in the Lorenzo Cemetery under the care of Adams Funeral Home of Lorenzo. Janice was born November 15, 1931 in Clarendon Texas to William and Hazel Jefferies McDonald. In 1942 they moved to Plainview where she graduated from Plainview High School in 1949 where she was active in band and drama. She started Texas Tech that fall as a home -economics major. She married Marvin L. Pair of Lorenzo on May 31, 1952 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lubbock. She and Marvin moved to the Pair family farm near Estacado where they farmed cotton and Charolais cattle for the next 59 years. Janice was the proud mother of four children Eileen who preceded her in death in 1981, David, Rosemary, and Jeff. In 1972 she graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, simultaneously with her daughter Eileen graduating from Lorenzo High School, and the birth of her youngest son, Jeff. She taught in Petersburg, and later was director/ preschool teacher at the First United Methodist at Lorenzo and Crosbyton. She was a member of the Lorenzo Study Club and the Lorenzo Chamber of Commerce. Janice was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Charles Pair; her daughter and granddaughter, Eileen and Angela Settle; and her three sisters, Myrne Altendorf, Ruth Kayler and Jeanne Barnes. She is survived by her husband, Marvin of Lubbock; two sons, David Pair of Colorado, Jeff Pair and his wife Donna of Lorenzo; one daughter, Rosemary Randell and her husband David of Abilene; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Jan. 29, 2013