Janet Audrey Dickerson

June 8, 1934May 28, 2014
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Jan Dickerson ("Country Store Jan"), long time Angelus Oaks business owner and resident, joined the love of her life, Larry, in heaven on Wednesday, May 28th after a peaceful passing, surrounded by loved ones in her mountain home. Jan ran the Country Store in Angelus Oaks for 27 years. She was well known and greatly loved by locals and non-locals alike. She was an insightful and handworking business woman and grew the store into a thriving and well known destination for campers, fisherman, hikers, hunters, snow players, and everyone else in-between. She was well known for her generous heart and ready smile and was greatly respected by those whose lives she touched. Born in Spokane, Washington in 1934, her family relocated to Belmont Shores in Long Beach when she was nine. It was while walking the beaches of Long Beach that, at the tender age of 18, she met Larry, a handsome, engaging Marine who was on leave before deploying to the battlefields of Korea. After a long year Larry returned to marry his sweetheart and embark on almost 60 years of a life together. Jan and Larry raised their family in Santa Ana, California, but while on a hunting trip in the mountains, Larry discovered a beautiful little town names Angelus Oaks. He convinced his frugal wife they needed to purchase a lot. Little by little they built their mountain home with the help of friends and family. It was here that they shared their fondest memories. When their children were grown, they made this vacation cabin their permanent home and both started new careers- Larry as a sheriff and Jan as the owner/proprietor of the Country Store. The rest is history. What a magical childhood she gave to both her children and grandchildren. She was a hands-on Momma and Grams, turning off the television and introducing those she loved to the mountains she loved. She took time out of her busy schedule to babysit her grandchildren and tried her best to attend all ball games, dance recitals, and honor ceremonies. She was such an integral part of her grandchildren's lives that even their friends regarded her as their "Grams". Jan lost her beloved Larry in November of 2011. She is survived by her brother George Nason of Long Beach, CA and her sister Carol Ryan of Pueblo, CO. She will be deeply missed by her children Donald and Deedee Wells of Norco, Charlene Cochran of Angelus Oaks, Michael and Evelyn Dickerson of Yucaipa, and Chris and Patti Willard of Calimesa. Her absence will be acutely felt by her grandchildren Desiree, Danielle, Brandon, David, Dusty, Alyssa and her newest admirer, her great-granddaughter Alorah. Jan's life was celebrated by friends and family on June 5th, three days before she would have celebrated her 80th birthday. Please honor the family by writing a remembrance at the Weaver Mortuary Dignity Memorial Site, which is Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 5, 2014

Janet Audrey Dickerson

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Patti Dickerson-Willard

June 12, 2014

My Mom was my world. My best friend. when we had our store together I saw her everyday. When we werent working together we were hiking or running errands. The days I fidnt see her we would call eachother. I remember my husband ssying , " You worked all day together what do you guys have to talk about". Mostly I just loved to hear her beautiful voice. I will miss that voice every day of my life. I spent the day at her house in AO today going thru psperwork but also going thru her personal things. I hadnt been able to cry and now I cant seem to stop. I try yo imagine life without my parents. I was always with them. They were my friends. I absolutely loved thrir company. The only thing that brings me any peace is the belief that they are together in heaven and they are happy and in peace.

caryn todd-tomaselli

June 6, 2014

I worked for Jan in the famous country store for a better part of 13 years. She taught me well because now I own my own business in a mountain community sharing hiking fishing skiing stories. She was a great boss. I will miss you! Thanks for showing me how to run a business and treat people." Going to the mountains is going home"... Love you!

Linda Williams

June 5, 2014

I met Jan while in high school as my best friend's mom. Then remember her greeting me at the mountain store. Always fun and laughing.

teresa lupian

June 4, 2014

I met this lovely family 23 years ago when we moved up to angelus oaks. Jan was a great person, always smiling and laughing. She will be greatly missed and will always be in our hearts!

Kay Woodworth Mac Gregor

June 4, 2014

I am a new in knowing Jan (and Gunny). I moved here in 1994. I will always remember her smiling; because she always smiled. In the Country Store, or conversation or when she was expressing her sadness at the loss of her beloved husband....she smiled. I as well as the community of Angelus Oaks were blessed by her presence and her friendship. My sincere condolence to the family...we share your loss.

Kathy Constantino

June 4, 2014

Aunt Jan was a beautiful and gentle person and I loved her very much. I will always remember her laugh and her love, the Country Store, Thanksgivings, and all the wonderful and warm memories I have of spending time with her and Uncle Larry. My condolences to all of her children and grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all. Love, Kathy Constantino

Teri Jaramillo

June 3, 2014

She was mother to one of my dearest friends in the world, her youngest daughter Patti. I was always taught to respect my elders, and would call her Mrs. Dickerson, she would respond by saying, " Call me Jan dear, just Jan." I have very fond memories of going up to their cabin with the Dickerson's, they always made it feel like a home away from home. A second family of sorts. Mrs. Dickerson, I will truly miss you, you always had a smile on your face and made me feel like one of your own children when with you all. My deepest and heart felt sympathy for all the family, Especially you, my dear Patti, God Bless You and I will be Praying for you all. Love, Teri(Newstrom) Jaramillo

Charlene dickerson

June 2, 2014

This was my mom. The most beautiful, amazing, loving person I have ever known. If atv59 years young, someone asked me who I would like to be when I grow up. My mom. She was the wind beneath my wings. I will miss her every single day from the rest,of my life. I love you,mommy. Until we meet again.

Sharon Underwood

June 1, 2014

Not only a sister in law but my 'best friend.' We go back many years with so many great memories. Goodbye to a very special will be missed.
Sharon & Mac