Jan passed away today.....

ourhighlandhomeJanuary 3, 2012

Jan (birdlady_10) slipped away peacefully at home today just after 2pm, surrounded by amazing family members (and her remaining 3 dogs, 1 bird, and countless plants).

We shared a very enjoyable time on New Year's Eve. Unfortunately she took a turn for the worse after that and I was called in yesterday for what would be our last visit in this world.

Thanks to her true friends, those who expressed concern for and to Jan during her brief, but devastating, illness.

Jan's earthly vessel will be cremated, the ashes of which will be scattered at a predetermined time & place. I'm not sure at this time if it will be a private ceremony or not - I'll post about that later.

In the meantime, please keep Jan & her family in your thoughts & prayers.


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    Bookmark   January 4, 2012 at 9:52AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I am so very sorry to hear this. I've been thinking of her of late.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 3:56PM
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john_trussville(z7b AL)

Just saw your post Nelson, and am so sorry to hear this.

As you know I only met Jan the one time, at Terry's house last summer...but it didn't take long that day to realize what a good, genuine person she was. I sure do regret not meeting her sooner.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2012 at 3:08PM
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Just now seeing this post. I am so very sorry - Jan was a very generous person and I will treasure the plants I have received from her even more. My thoughts are with her family - both 2 and 4 legged. Linda

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 10:12AM
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catbird(z7 AL)

I am SO SORRY! I'm just recovering from a knee transplant enough to sit at the computer for more than a few minutes, so I haven't been on gardenweb in over a month. I had no idea Jan was so sick. Thoughts and prayers for her family and friends. She was unique and delightful and will be missed. Plant swaps just won't be the same without her and Terry. Thanks, Nelson, for being there for her and for letting us know.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 7:09PM
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catbird(z7 AL)

. . . knee replacement . . .

    Bookmark   January 22, 2012 at 7:12PM
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ok... I have not been on in WAY too long.

It makes me sad to know Jan was sick and passed and I had no idea. Thank you Nelson for keeping us informed.

Catbird, hope your "transplant" heals well and with no complications.

My thoughts and prayers will be with Jan's family.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2012 at 7:49PM
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I'm just catching up here as well after too many weeks absent. Although I haven't met most of you, I do remember Jan/birdlady's posts well over the years, and she was so sweet and helpful. I'm so sorry to hear this news.

Catbird, I hope your knee is healing well.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2012 at 3:38PM
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catbird(z7 AL)

Thanks for the well wishes about my knee. I'm mobile and graduated from PT this week, so I'm headed for the garden -- carefully. :-)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2012 at 2:03PM
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Jan was a fantastic Lady. She was so good to her Mom and her Mom in Law. She never met a stranger, you just felt so comfortable around her. Her rewards in Heaven must be many! She served people so well in this life. RIP Friend

    Bookmark   February 18, 2012 at 9:22PM
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