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Janice (Pullar) Myers-Malsch


Janice Ann (Pullar) Myers-Malsch, age 64, passed away on July 12, 2014, at her home in Yakima, Wash. Janice was born March 15, 1950, to Rellias James Pullar and Beatrice Mae (Hartnell) Pullar in Aberdeen, Wash. She grew up and lived in Montesano, Wash., and graduated from Montesano High School in 1968.

Janice met and married her first husband, George Herbert Myers on a trip to Reno, Nev. They were married from 1971 to 1982. They had one daughter, Krista Ann Myers on Sept. 10, 1972.

Janice and Krista moved to Ellensburg, Wash., in 1983 where Janice obtained her college degree at Central Washington University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in education.

On May 7, 1989, Janice married Douglas Michael Malsch. He preceded her in death on July 4, 2014. They both attended Washington State University and completed their degrees. Jan received her Master’s degree in special education and spent her life as an educator.

Jan loved to travel and was an English teacher in Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong. In her travels she vacationed in Dublin, Ireland, Sydney, Australia, and the Great Wall of China.

She is survived by her brother, William Pullar and wife Kathy of Montesano, Wash., and sisters Carol Lunceford of Montesano, Wash., Barbara Robecker of Shelton, Wash. and Bonnie Schurr of Seattle, Wash., her daughter Krista Smith and husband Corbin Reed Smith, granddaughter Viola Mae Smith and grandson Jackson Rellias Reed Smith all of Seattle, Wash.

We will be celebrating her life on Sept. 7, 2014, at the Harbor House on Percival Landing in Olympia, Wash. from 2 to 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to Safe Place Olympia, P.O. Box 2002 Olympia, Wash. 98507.

 

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