Janet “Jan” A. Davis, 79, of Grand Island, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at CHI- Health St. Francis.
Memorial services for Jan were held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. at All Faiths Funeral Home. Dan Naranjo officiated.
Jan was born on March 22, 1938, daughter of John “Jackie” and Alexandrina (MacDonald) Robertson in the north of Scotland. She was an excellent student and athlete. After graduating from high school, Jan was a switchboard operator in Scotland.
Jan met Donal “Don” Davis, who was stationed in Scotland with the USAF, in 1956 at a dance.
Jan moved to America at the age of 19, and married Don in Rock Port, Missouri. Following their marriage, Don continued his enlistment in the USAF for 12 more years and Jan went with him to Germany where their first son Glenn was born. Jan and Don moved frequently with the Air Force and National Weather Service, making their home in seven different states, adding sons Kevin and Jason to their family.
In 1972, Don and Jan made their home in Grand Island. While raising her three children, Jan was employed by the Boy Scouts of America and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. After her retirement, Jan and Don began to winter in Rockport-Fulton, TX, enjoying the beach and fishing with Don.
Having grown up near the ocean, Jan loved to swim. Her gypsy spirit sent her on many adventures and she was happiest when traveling and visiting family and friends. She was an avid golfer and loved to read several books a week. She also cherished her Scottish heritage and loved parades, bagpipes, and traveling to the Scottish Festival in Estes Park for several years. As a proud grandma, Jan loved to babysit her two grandchildren.
Her memory is cherished by her husband, Donal of Grand Island; sons, Glenn (Rhonda) Davis of Colorado Springs, CO, Kevin Davis of Grand Island, Jason Davis of Grand Island; grandchildren, Dylan and Shelby Davis of Grand Island; sister, Isobel (Allan) Oliver of Canada; along with many extended family and friends.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Cathel Robertson and Iain Robertson; and sister-in-law, Kathy Robertson.
Memorials will be accepted by the family for the Grand Island Public Library. Words of comfort and condolences may be left for the family at www.giallfaiths.com