June 29, 1945 ~ November 28, 2020

Born in: Deport, TX
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Janice Karen Nolen Markham, 75, was born June 29, 1945, in Deport, Texas and passed away November 28, 2020, in Pueblo, Colo. She spent her childhood in Bisbee, Ariz. After graduating from high school, she attended Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing in Phoenix, where she became a Registered Nurse in 1966. Janice spent most of her nursing career in various hospitals throughout Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas where she served her patients with respect and compassion. She left the hospital in 1992 to work as a surveyor for the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services. After retiring from the State in 2005, she finished her career as Regional Vice President of Clinical Affairs with Odyssey Healthcare until 2011.

She is survived by her son, Dwayne Withee, of Junction City, Kansas; her son, David (Dee) Withee of Pueblo West, Colo; her daughter, Denise (Paul) Engstrom of Pueblo, Colo; her brother, Michael (Nancy) Nolen of Hereford, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Odell Nolen; and her sister, Sandra Hare. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, at First Church of the Nazarene, 84 Stanford.

In lieu of flowers, please feel free to support “The Wounded Warriors Project at:  www.woundedwarriorproject.org


Memorial Service: December 19, 2020 11:00 am

First Church of the Nazarene
84 Stanford
Pueblo, CO 81005


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  1. Aunt Jan

    I was blessed to have you for an aunt. Many many fond memories of the times we had together throughout my life.

    I will see you again in Heaven Aunt Jan!!!

  2. CandleImageAunt Jan,
    You are so very missed, the only joy we carry is that we will be reunited with you again. It’s just a waiting, not a forever.
    You touched many lives. Thank you for always being so kind and loving, not to just me but to everyone. You are a light, your life is a light that will shine on in all of us. ❤️

  3. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints. Psalm 116:15. NKJV.

    What a happy day when you see your mom again!❤️😋

    Love You! Pops and Sharen.

  4. CandleImageDavid & Denise, she was taken from us too soon. Her passing has left a giant hole in all of our lives. She’ll never be forgotten. I am so thankful for the memories I have of her trips to VA and the memories from when we were all kids. We had some road trips that will never be forgotten. 🙂

    I wish I could be there in person on the 19th.

    I love you guys!

  5. Aunt Jan, I love you and am so blessed to have had you in my life. I am going to miss you. ❤️

    As I think of your passing I think of these two scriptures.

    John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for another”
    As a nurse you have sacrificed yourself in many ways. Helping complete strangers, being there for those that had no one else, and having compassion on those at the times they needed it the most.
    As a mom you worked your butt off(uncountable night shifts and double shifts) to provide for your family and have always put them first.
    Your life is truly an example of sacrifice.

    The second is this: I Corinthians 15:54-57
    “Death is swallowed up by Victory. Oh death, where is your victory? Oh death, where is your sting?…. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!”
    As I imagine where you are now I am filled with excitement and joy and so look forward to the day we will meet again. I love you.

  6. It was my privilege to work with Janice. Her joy, happiness and dedication were ever present. I am truly blessed for having known her.

  7. Condolences to Janice’s daughter, sons and family. May your sadness lessen as time goes by and beautiful memories of her remain in your heart. Lifting you all in prayer and trust in God to hold you close in this time of loss. Janice, my Sister in Christ who I’ve known for several years. What a good time we had together. One day we will meet again with our Heavenly Father. Love & blessings, Marilyn Jaeger

  8. CandleImageI am so very sorry for your loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  9. CandleImageMay God bless your entire family during this time of loss. I will miss her infectious laugh, and our conversations.
    Love Ya All !

  10. CandleImageMy heart is sad but know she is happy. Janice did an amazing job raising three kids . God now has another angel at work

  11. Linda Buddenbrock Barnes and Barney Barnes
    Janice was a very special friend to me. We traveled the world together, she went on my dates with Barney prior to our marriage. Janice holds a special place in my heart and I will miss her. How blessed she was to have such a loving family and supportive daughter. Goodbye my special friend till we meet again.

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