Janet Audrey Dickerson
Janet Audrey Dickerson
  • June 8, 1934 - May 28, 2014
  • Angelus Oaks, California

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Jan Dickerson ("Country Store Jan"), long time Angelus Oaks business owner and resident, joined the love of her life, Larry, in heaven on Wednesday, May 28th after a peaceful passing, surrounded by loved ones in her mountain home.
Jan ran the Country Store in Angelus Oaks for 27 years. She was well known and greatly loved by locals and non-locals alike. She was an insightful and handworking business woman and grew the store into a thriving and well known destination for campers, fisherman, hikers, hunters, snow players, and everyone else in-between. She was well known for her generous heart and ready smile and was greatly respected by those whose lives she touched.
Born in Spokane, Washington in 1934, her family relocated to Belmont Shores in Long Beach when she was nine. It was while walking the beaches of Long Beach that, at the tender age of 18, she met Larry, a handsome, engaging Marine who was on leave before deploying to the battlefields of Korea. After a long year Larry returned to marry his sweetheart and embark on almost 60 years of a life together.
Jan and Larry raised their family in Santa Ana, California, but while on a hunting trip in the mountains, Larry discovered a beautiful little town names Angelus Oaks. He convinced his frugal wife they needed to purchase a lot. Little by little they built their mountain home with the help of friends and family. It was here that they shared their fondest memories. When their children were grown, they made this vacation cabin their permanent home and both started new careers- Larry as a sheriff and Jan as the owner/proprietor of the Country Store. The rest is history.
What a magical childhood she gave to both her children and grandchildren. She was a hands-on Momma and Grams, turning off the television and introducing those she loved to the mountains she loved. She took time out of her busy schedule to babysit her grandchildren and tried her best to attend all ball games, dance recitals, and honor ceremonies. She was such an integral part of her grandchildren's lives that even their friends regarded her as their "Grams".
Jan lost her beloved Larry in November of 2011. She is survived by her brother George Nason of Long Beach, CA and her sister Carol Ryan of Pueblo, CO. She will be deeply missed by her children Donald and Deedee Wells of Norco, Charlene Cochran of Angelus Oaks, Michael and Evelyn Dickerson of Yucaipa, and Chris and Patti Willard of Calimesa. Her absence will be acutely felt by her grandchildren Desiree, Danielle, Brandon, David, Dusty, Alyssa and her newest admirer, her great-granddaughter Alorah.
Jan's life was celebrated by friends and family on June 5th, three days before she would have celebrated her 80th birthday. Please honor the family by writing a remembrance at the Weaver Mortuary Dignity Memorial Site, which is www.weaver-mortuary.com
Arrangements under the direction of Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA.