Obituary: Edmondson, Janet L. |

Obituary: Edmondson, Janet L.

Janet Edmondson passed away on Feb.5 from natural causes.

Born to Harry David Klinkner and Mable Pearl Klinkner on Aug.3, 1926 in Oakland, Calif., Janet attended the University of California at Berkeley where she met and married her husband George, a career naval officer.

In accordance to her husband’s Navy orders, the family moved from coast to coast until his retirement in 1966. They lived in Moraga, Calif. at that time of retirement and moved to the family cabin in Carnelian Bay in October of 1969.

After one year of living in the mountains, the Moraga house sold, and the cabin was enlarged and became the family’s permanent residence. Jan loved raising her boys in the mountains and supporting her husband’s career involving real estate, recreation, and as Manager of the Truckee-Tahoe Airport.

Jan loved the North Tahoe-Truckee communities and her friends. Known at all times for her distinct lady-like appearance, being direct, and one-liners, she enjoyed spending time cooking, decorating, gardening, and socializing with friends.

Jan is survived by her husband George of Carnelian Bay, sons Gregg of College Station, Texas, Scott of Truckee, Mark of Reno and, and by her grandchildren Garrett, Emily, Bryce, Laura, Austin, Michonne, and Spencer.

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Jan and George celebrated their 55th anniversary on Jan.31.

Contributions in memory of Jan can be made to the “Janet Edmondson” Fund for Nurses, c/o Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 759, Truckee, Ca., 96160.