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Janice Elaine (Jan) Agenbroad

June 8, 1927 - October 10, 2016


She was born June 8, 1927 in Hastings, Nebraska to Avery and Marie Jones. The family lived in Nebraska until the beginning of World War II. At that time, they moved to Nampa, Idaho where she graduated from Nampa High School in 1945. After high school she held several part time jobs until securing a permanent position with the Veteran's Administration in Boise, Idaho. She married her husband of 68 years, Owen Agenbroad on August 22, 1948, in Nampa, Idaho. The newlyweds then moved to Moscow, Idaho where Owen was studying agronomy and horticulture at the University of Idaho. During this time Jan was employed by the Veteran's Administration and when that office closed, she worked in the office of a local physician. Two children, son Steve (1951), and daughter Pene (1952) were born while the family lived in Moscow. After Owen graduated from the U of I, the family moved to Filer, Idaho where he had secured a job as a plant breeder/farm operator for the Gallatin Valley Seed Company. A second son, Michael, was born in 1954. In March of 1958, the family moved to Dayton where Owen began his 30-year career with the Green Giant Company.

Jan was an active member of the Dayton community with many years of service as a volunteer church secretary, den mother for a Cub Scout group, a member of the Home Crafter's Club, member of the Lion's club, a Leader for the Lucky Clover 4-H Club, assistant leader of the church youth group, and assistant secretary for the Columbia County Fair Board. She also enjoyed supporting Dayton High School sports teams for approximately 35 years. Exchange students from six foreign countries were welcomed into the family. After retirement Jan and Owen enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel trailer and spending time at the Oregon Coast.

Survivors include her husband Owen, their children Steve (Connie) Agenbroad, Pene (Keith) Graham, Michael Agenbroad, their granddaughters Stephani (Scott) Lind, Kerri (Mike) Dickson, Kasey Graham, great grandsons Devon (Kristyn) Lind, Juston Lind and their great-great granddaughter Quinn Lind. Jan was preceded in death her parents and brother Don Jones and grandson Sean Agenbroad. The family would like to thank the staff of Dayton General Hospital for the compassionate and professional care, which was provided during her illness.

A memorial service was held on Monday, October 17, 2016 at the Dayton United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to: Dayton Young Life; Dayton United Methodist Church; or Hope House in Marsing, Idaho.

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