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Janet Claire Lansing, 61, passed away May 1st, after an eight month battle with cancer.

Jan is survived by brother Richard (Margot) Lansing of Boston, Mass.; sister Susan (Weimar) White of Rochester, N.Y.; brother Kurt Lansing of Philadelphia, Pa.; nephews Timothy (Julene) White of Santa Fe, N.M., and Jeffrey (Elizabeth) White of Corning, N.Y.; and niece Suzanna (Adam) Rivituso of Boston, Mass.
She also leaves behind Tim Shannon of La Luz, N.M., her significant other and constant companion/caregiver, who she claimed made her feel like a teenager again.

Jan, a native of Rochester, New York, attended Penfield High School. During this period she became an accomplished diver at the Perkins Swimming and Diving Club, and in 1971 she won the 3-meter diving event at the New York State Swimming and Diving Championships.

She went on to acquire an Associate's Degree from SUNY Alfred (State University of New York at Alfred) in animal husbandry, and transferred to the University of California Davis in Sacramento, where she completed her degree. She subsequently worked with animals as an ultrasound technologist at the UC Davis Veterinary Clinic. Later she retrained as an ultrasound specialist, first working in El Paso, Texas, for Providence Memorial Hospital, and then most recently at the Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center in Women's Health in Alamogordo, NM.

Jan's passion was rescuing animals. When she moved to Tularosa several years ago, it was to a five acre plot of land, complete with barns and outbuildings and fenced-in areas for all the dogs and cats she rescued.
Jan was generous, compassionate, and full of life and had many friends. Her enjoyment of everything and everyone she met was genuine. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Donations would be appreciated to any of the following: Kitty City, Classy Cat, the Alamogordo Humane Society, or any pet rescue. Tim Shannon thanks Alamogordo Health Care and Hospice; their service and personnel were outstanding. Please consider donating to hospice organizations.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from May 3 to June 2, 2016
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