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Janet Kathryn Williams

Janet passed away at her Ashland, Oregon home on Sunday, — September 26th, 2004, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was — surrounded by her loving husband and children.

Janet was born near Plum City, Wisconsin, to Lawrence — "Jack" and Nora Lewis on August 9th, 1939. In 1949, the Lewises moved — to Roseburg, Oregon where Janet was 1957 class valedictorian, a tennis — team member, and head drum majorette at Roseburg High School. She met — her husband Dave in 1960 while both did summer work at Crater Lake National — Park. They married on October 20, 1962.

Janet attended the University of Oregon and Scotland's — Edinburgh University, earning a BA in History at the former in 1962. She — later earned a Master's Degree in School Administration at the University — of San Francisco. She began her teaching career at Woodrow Wilson Junior — High in Eugene, Oregon, and continued her teaching and administrative — work at public and private schools after a 1965 move to Concord, and later — Walnut Creek, California.

After moving in retirement to Ashland, Oregon in 1995, — Janet served as President of the Tudor Guild (a support group for the — Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and the local chapter of the American Association — of University Women. She also served as a Director of the Ashland Food — Bank. She taught a genealogy class for the Southern Oregon Learning Center — in Retirement at Southern Oregon University.

She was active in the First United Methodist Church, — the Lithia Ladies Investment Club, bridge groups, and book clubs. She — volunteered at Ashland High School, and sang and helped produce shows — with a local Sweet Adelines chapter.

Janet gave time and love tirelessly to family, friends — and community. She traveled widely with her husband and loved to cook, — host parties, and talk about her children and grandchildren.

Janet is survived by her husband David F. Williams of — 42 years, mother Nora Lewis, sister Evelyn Carlson, sons John and James — Williams, daughter Kathryn Williams, grandsons Jackson, Henry, and Zachary — Williams, and granddaughter Jenna Williams.

Janet's memorial service will be held at Ashland's First — United Methodist Church on Saturday, October 9, 2004, at 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may contribute — to a perpetual scholarship fund to be established by Janet's family. Checks — may be made payable to the Southern Oregon University Foundation, at SOU — Foundation Office, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland OR 97520, with a notation — on the check