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. Momma Jurgemeyer was an awesome 2nd Mom I will never forget. She is home with Jesus so we can all be assured she is in peace. I love you all.

    Kimberly Pryor Novotny
    Sep 19, 2011
    Mustang, OK

  2. Jurgemeyer family.. your mom touched so many lives at MVHS.. I am soo saddened by the loss for you.. but I know the Lord is in control and knows the exact time for everything. I pray that He comforts you all in a great and mighty way. May her life continue to bring many happy memories to you all. She was such a light to others and a great testimony. Praying for all of you.. Blessings for His spirit upon your lives.. kristin hill-haas MVHS class of 1987

    Kristin Hill-Haas
    Sep 25, 2011
    Beaumont, CA

  3. Lisa Stitt says:

    A wonderful, Godly woman. Jan will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.
    Love and prayers,
    The Stitt Family

    Lisa Stitt
    Sep 21, 2011
    Anaheim Hills, CA

  4. To the Jurgemeyer family-
    From sleepovers with Jenny to youth group events at Abiding Savior, Jan was always there to help out and be a “cool mom.” She was a wonderful woman and will remain in our hearts forever! I guess God thought so too and wanted her near Him in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Rachel (Wondra) Jordan
    Sep 21, 2011
    Schererville, IN

  5. Aunt Jan was a wonderful lady who will be missed terribly. What we remember is that she always carried a camera with her everywhere and took tons of pictures. She never failed to send us copies and she always captured the best times when family was all together. She will be missed greatly! We know you are resting comfortably now and the pain is gone. We love you. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Love, Randy and Jody Minch

    Randy & Jody Minch
    Sep 21, 2011
    Loveland, CO

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