Janice “Jan” Elizabeth Nash

September 1941- March 2018

Jan was born in Petaluma, CA to Thomas and Santina Hooper in 1941. She attended Chico State University. Jan married Carl Nash in 1965 and was married for 33 years. Jan was gracious, smart, and had a funny opinion about many things.

Jan was a teacher for 40 years. She had wide scope of teaching experiences, but had a passion for teaching English to second language learners. Generations of students passed through her classroom leaving a lasting legacy. Jan volunteered in many community outreaches. She found much fulfillment in participating in her community. Jan was named Citizen of the year in Hilmar. She was active in her church. Her hobbies included gardening, water aerobics, a serious love for chocolate, and genealogy. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her companion, Bill Ruff.

Janice is survived by her two sons: Justin and his wife Jennifer, Jason and his wife Holly, and four grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Carl.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 7, 2018 at Hilmar Covenant Church. A Graveside Service will take place at 1 p.m. on April 9, 2018 at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made in Jan’s memory to Hilmar Covenant Children’s Center P.O. Box 888 Hilmar, CA 95324. Please share your memories of Jan at www.AllenMortuary.com.


  • Kelley Hoag (Cope) March 31, 2018 4:28 am

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom/Grandma Nash family. Another great loss for the Hilmar community.

    My prayers are with you during this time.

  • Rose DePalma April 1, 2018 9:43 pm

    I knew Jan through water aerobics and she was such a funny lady. She kept us laughing and I admired how she was treated with so much respect by the other ladies who knew her as mrs. Nash the teacher. I just knew her as Jan , one of my workout buddies.

  • Brooke and Cathy Roberts April 6, 2018 5:55 pm

    Jan and Carl’s oldest son,Jason Nash, is our son-in-law.We are so pleased and proud to have Jason as a member of our family. He is a kind,loving,and caring father,husband and son-in-law. Jan and Carl would be proud of their two sons. They are a testament to the way their parents raised them in a fun,loving and active family. Jan devoted her life to her family, her profession in education, her community and her church. She was a very special person who will be missed by all who knew her.Rest in peace now.

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