Janice Leslie DeBoer, 72, died Oct. 27, 2019. Born May 4, 1947, in Bellefonte, Pa., Jan was a proud alumni of Penn State University. She held advanced degrees from Memphis State University and the University of Denver. For more than 30 years, Jan devoted herself to helping children as a Clinical Social Worker. Her concern for children’s physical and emotional well-being led her to co-found Kidpower Colorado, a program that teaches boundary setting and self defense skills. In recent years Jan also found great joy working as a facilitator for an MS support group. Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Holle G. and Kathryn B. DeBoer; and her brother, James W. DeBoer. Survived by her significant other, Kurt Ones; sister, Karen Wichelmann; children and their families, Tracye Hirasawa (Scott and Hannah) and Ben Williams (Keely, Ky, Gage and Griffin); as well as Kurt’s children and their families, Chad Ones (Jessi, Paxton and Everett) and Cole Ones (Erica, Molly and Tyler.) Jan relished being “Gramma!” Jan traveled all over the world and had many wonderful adventures throughout her life. She loved music, animals and nature. She hiked all over Colorado and completed the 93 miles of the Wonderland Trail on Mt. Rainier in Washington. “The Mountains are calling and I must go.” ~ John Muir Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2019, at The Center for Spiritual Living, 5075 Flintridge Dr, Colorado Springs. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Kidpower Colorado, 10 Boulder Crescent, Ste. 100, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 or https://kidpowercs.org/give-gift-safety/
Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com


Memorial Service: November 16, 2019 2:30 pm

The Center for Spiritual Living
5075 Flintridge Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

(719) 596-6894

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  1. CandleImageJan was an amazing woman. Her kind spirit and love for others made her a blessing to all who had the privilege of knowing her. She will be missed.

  2. Loved her! Will miss her smile, sense of humor and gentle spirit. Much love sent to Jan and family. God bless. John and Rich.

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