Cozad Native: Janice Lea Ahrens, age 76 (1937-2013)

Janice Lea Ahren, 76, died on October 23rd, 2013, in Palm Desert, California.

She was born July 18th, 1937, in Cozad, Nebraska, to Beryl and Marian Thomason. She was the youngest of four sisters.

She married William Ahrens on May 18th, 1959, in Cozad. She and Bill moved to the Coachella Valley in 1960 and raised their six children there.

She worked at Covalda Date and Sears Parts and Service for many years.

Janice is survived by her husband Bill Ahrens of Coachella, California; sons, Mark Ahrens, Todd Ahrens; daughters, Melissa Vasquez and Kerry Nunez, all of the Coachella Valley; sister, Joan Stear of Gering, Nebraska; 10 grandchildren and five great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her two sons Timothy and Trevor Ahrens.

Memorial services were held November 5th, 2013, at St. Andrews Community Presbyterian Church in Indio, California.


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