Janis Diane “Jan” Jones was born on August 13, 1940 in Noonan, ND to Ernest and Esther Fagerland Gochanour. Jan passed away on November 5, 2017.
As a child, Jan grew up in North Dakota attending school through the 10th grade. In 1956, Jan married Harry Olson. Harry was a member of the United States Air Force which caused them to move often. In 1958, Harry died in a tragic airplane accident in the remote mountains of Alaska. The airplane he was in remains on that mountain to this day because they were unable to retrieve it. Throughout Jan’s lifetime, she lived in several states like Montana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado and Oklahoma.