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1948 Jan 2017

Jan Davidson Jahrman

March 14, 1948 — March 11, 2017

Jan Davidson Jahrman, 68, passed away on March 11th, 2017 at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She was born on March 14, 1948 in Brawley, CA to Lonnie and Betty McGlocklin.

Jan grew up in El Centro, California. She graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro, California in 1966. After high school she attended California State University at Sacramento in Sacramento, California where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Government Journalism with honors. She worked for various newspapers in the cities she lived in as a reporter, copy editor & newspaper editor. During her newspaper career one of her assignments was covering military activities in El Centro, California where she participated in training activities with the British Air Force and Royal Marines. That involved her hanging off the ramp of a C-130 photographing the Marines as they performed their parachute jumps. She also covered the training activities of the Blue Angels during their winter training program in El Centro, California where she flew a two seated jet fighter, prior to them leaving on their yearly tour.

Jan married Vincent Jahrman on September 15,1984 in ElCentro, California. They were happily married for 32 years. She enjoyed reading the bible, doing crossword puzzles, spending time with her grandchildren and of course, her pets.

Jan is survived by her spouse Vincent Jahrman of Cleveland, TN her son Roy Richard Davidson of Xi'an, China, her daughter Mendy Shelton of Cleveland, Tennessee, her brother Larry McGlocklin and his wife Carol of Sunriver, Oregon, her grandchildren Abby and Kinley Shelton of Cleveland, Tennessee, Zaedin Davidson of Xi'an, China and Alexsandra Davidson of Perth, Australia, her Uncle Dale and Aunt Sue Brockett of Hemet, California, her nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Jan was preceded in death by her mother Betty McGlocklin and father Lonnie McGlocklin.

A memorial service will be held at Serenity Grissom Funeral Home, 3010 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN, at 6:30pm, March 24th, 2017.

In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to SPCA of Bradley County, 1570 Johnson Blvd, SE. Cleveland TN 423-790-1915 or Dixie Day Spay, 182 Airport Rd. Cleveland, TN. 423-476-7122

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