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“Mrs. Pender is one of very few teachers I remember. I had just moved to as from Alaska with my family. I was shy, scared, bullied and she took me...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Jaime Avila - Phoenix, AZ

“I was in Mrs. Pender's 6th grade class in '87 at Ocotillo in Phoenix. She is the teacher that I have always remembered at almost 42 years of age....Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Tanya Ware (Martin) - Scottsdale, AZ

“Jan was such a wonderful teacher, mentor, and friend. My heart is heavy from the loss of such a beautiful person. She will be greatly missed. Praying...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Sandie Reddell - Camp Verde, AZ

“Jan was such a great mentor to me during my first years teaching at CVES. She was great fun, and I have such happy memories. Condolences and love to...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Kim (German) Downey - Peoria, AZ

“Pam, so sorry for the loss of your sister. Know our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Ron and Yvonne ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Yvonne Johnstad - Lodi, CA

“My deepest condolences and heartfelt prayers to all of you. I counted Jan as a friend and I loved working with her at CVUSD. She was a terrific...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tina Meckem - Comanche, TX

“You left us to soon. Your bright smile will be missed. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Gary & Lisa Nicholson - Montecito, CA

“The world will never be the same. You were the greatest 4th grade teacher a kid could have. I will forever remember you reading us, "Where the...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jessica Griffin (Meckem) - AZ

“Fourteen years ago, Jan and Lew welcomed us into their family. We will always be grateful for the love and friendship they have shown to our...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Judy Woodward - Sterling Heights, MI

“My heart hurts knowing that you are gone. You were an amazing mentor to me and a great friend. I don't know how I would've got through those first...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Lindsey Lowman - Camp Verde, AZ

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. Jan was a wonderful teacher, mentor, and friend ♡ ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Yvette Dix - Mesa, AZ - friend

“God rest your soul Jan, I will miss you and your beautiful smile. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Carolina Pelfrey - Camp Verde

It is with great sadness that the family of Janice Pender announces her passing on January 5, 2018 at the age of 65 years. Janice will be lovingly remembered by her husband Lew of 36 years; her son Jason Pender; her six sisters Linda Kitchen (Dennis), Barbara Blanchard (Keith), Susan Russell, Phyllis Anderson (Norman), Betty Stephenson (Jim) and Pam Becker (Steve); her brother Dale Tudor; sisters-in-law Margie Stuart (Chuck) and Jackie Pender and father-in-law Jack Pender. Janice was the “favorite” aunt to 101 nieces and nephews. Janice, of Camp Verde, was born on October 12, 1952 in Bakersfield, CA to Robert D. and Virginia M. Tudor. She attended ASU and NAU and received her Master’s. She worked as a school teacher for Phoenix and Camp Verde Unified Districts, coach, mentor and worked for the last 5 years with the Department of Education. Janice was a pillar of her community and an advocate for teachers and children alike. She was respectful, kind and considerate to all and will be truly missed. If you knew Janice you loved her. Celebration of Life will be held for Janice at Parkside Community Church, 401 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 1:00pm.

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