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Janis Marie McDonald

July 4, 1936June 27, 2020
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Janis Marie (Crist) McDonald was born July 4, 1936 in Lincoln, Nebraska to Clarence and Lily Crist and passed away June 27, 2020 in Seward, Nebraska at the age of 83 years, 11 months and 23 days. Janis grew up in Crete, Nebraska and graduated from Crete High School in 1954. She attended Doane College and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she graduated in 1958. She moved to Denver, Colorado and taught English at a Junior High School. Janis later earned her Master’s degree from the University of Oregon. She moved to Simi Valley, California where she worked as a guidance counselor. On October 7, 1967, Janis was united in marriage to Thomas McDonald in Canoga Park, California, and to this union they had 2 children, Christopher and Catherine. The couple raised their family in Crete, Nebraska. During this time, Janis was a homemaker. When the children were in junior high school, she returned to work. She taught at the Midwest Institute at Doane College and later worked for the State of Nebraska in the Health and Human Service office in Beatrice, Nebraska until her retirement in 2001. She enjoyed flower gardening, spending time with family and traveling. Many wonderful years were spent traveling in their RV with her siblings and their spouses. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Lily. Janis is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Thomas McDonald of Seward, Nebraska; children, Christopher McDonald of Dallas, Texas, Catherine (Darrin) Welch of Seward; siblings Lois (Jim) Hough of Owasso, Oklahoma, Larry (Mary) Crist of Crete, Nebraska; grandson, Tyler Welch of Seward, Nebraska; as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. A memorial service will take place on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. 6800 S 14th St. Lincoln, NE 68512. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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