Jan Davidson Jahrman, 68, passed away on Saturday. March 11, 2017, at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga.
She was born on March 14, 1948, in Brawley, Calif., to Lonnie and Betty McGlocklin.
She grew up in El Centro, California. She graduated from Central Union High School in El Centro, Calif., 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 and newspaper editor.
During her newspaper career, one of her assignments was covering military activities in El Centro, Calif., 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, where she flew a two seated jet fighter, prior to them leaving on their yearly tour.
She married Vincent Jahrman on Sept. 15, 1984, in ElCentro. 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.
She is survived by her spouse, Vincent Jahrman of Cleveland; son Roy Richard Davidson of Xi'an, China; her daughter, Mendy Shelton of Cleveland; her brother, Larry McGlocklin and his wife, Carol, of Sunriver, Oregon; her grandchildren: Abby and Kinley Shelton of Cleveland, Zaedin Davidson of Xi'an, China and Alexsandra Davidson of Perth, Australia; her Uncle Dale and Aunt Sue Brockett of Hemet, Calif.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
She 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 St., at 6:30 p.m., March 24, 2017.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial donations be made to SPCA of Bradley County, 1570 Johnson Blvd., S.E. Cleveland TN 423-790-1915 or Dixie Day Spay, 182 Airport Road, Cleveland, TN. 423-476-7122
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