Janet Lee Jurgemeyer

Janet Lee Jurgemeyer

December 15, 1943 - September 17, 2011

Janet Lee Jurgemeyer

December 15, 1943 - September 17, 2011


Janet Lee Jurgemeyer passed away Sept 17, 2011 at her home in Mission Viejo, CA in the arms of her husband, Gary, after a year-long battle with advanced stage ovarian cancer.

Jan was born in Loveland, CO to Lloyd & Dorothy Allen in 1943. She attended Douglas County HS in Castle Rock, CO and later, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley with a degree in History. In 1966, she moved to California with her husband and began her career in teaching after accepting a position at Santiago HS in Garden Grove. Jan joined the faculty at Mission Viejo HS in 1971 and remained there until her retirement in 2003. Jan touched thousands of lives throughout her 33-year tenure as a teacher, coach, and career counselor and a lifetime of dedicated community service. She took tremendous joy in helping shape the lives of so many students. As a testimony to her faith in God and resilience, most people never knew about the battle that raged within her body because of her positive attitude, cheerful demeanor, and busy social calendar.

Jan is survived by her husband of 46 years, Gary, three children, three grandchildren, two brothers, and countless friends who will miss her dearly.

A viewing is scheduled for Sept 22 from 7:00-9:00 PM at O’Connor Mortuary, 25301 Alicia Pkwy Laguna Hills, CA. A funeral service will be held on Sept 23 1:00 PM at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church 23262 El Toro Road, Lake Forest, CA. Memorial contributions on her behalf can be made to:

Abiding Savior Lutheran Church Ladies Guild Scholarship
23262 El Toro Rd
Lake Forest CA 92630

25052 Chrisanta Dr
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund
14 Pennsylvania Plaza, Ste 1400
New York, NY 10122

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30 responses to Janet Lee Jurgemeyer

  1. The friendship and joy that Jan shared with us will be forever missed. The world won’t be the same without her. Jan, we’ll never forget you or stop loving you!

    Our loving condolences to the whole Jurgemeyer family. You are in our hearts and prayers. Love, Bobbi and Chuck

    Chuck and Bobbi Zielke
    Sep 21, 2011
    Kiawah Island, SC

  2. Our thoughts and prayers to the entire Jurgemeyer family.

    Debbie DeVreugd Amick
    Sep 22, 2011
    Lodi, CA

  3. Jan was a beautiful individual and dear friend. She was the most giving and cheerful person and always available when needed. I will miss her e-mail updates and encouragement.

    Dee Christopher
    Sep 21, 2011
    Livermore, CA

  4. Emily Dickinson once wrote, “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” Our thoughts and prayers during the loss of your beloved Jan. Our deepest sympathy and prayers.
    Denise & Bill Quinton

    Denise P Quinton
    Sep 19, 2011
    Mission Viejo, CA

  5. don trang says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Thinking of you and wishing you all the best.
    Take care.
    Don Trang

    don trang
    Sep 22, 2011
    garden grove, CA

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