Janice Mae Farrell Scott went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the age of 79. There is rejoicing in Heaven, although she will be greatly missed here.

Jan was born in Springfield, Illinois on December 26, 1941. She talked often of growing up with her loving grandparents John and Mayme Farrell nearby. It was through their passion to teach the Bible that a young Jan acquired her desire to pursue teaching; which she did when she graduated from Grand Canyon College with her teaching degree.

Janice loved her family, church and most of all her Savoir. She was known for her detailed studying of the Bible, her enthusiasm of writing books and countless Bible studies, her fondness of Disney’s Uncle Scrooge, and traveling by car but always preferring a train if possible.

Janice delighted in teaching and sharing her knowledge with anyone who wanted to learn. As a young married woman, she taught Jr. High and High School math and art in Springfield, Missouri. She had an amazing artistic talent which she used in her teaching style with her famous “Chalk Talks.” She loved to learn and continued to expound her own knowledge her entire life.

After moving to Eureka in 1976, Jan worked for Caltrans’ Right of Way Division until she retired in 2003.

Jan is preceded in death by her beloved parents John S. and Marjorie H. Farrell. She is survived by her four children Diana (David) Watts of Roseville, Calif., Kimberley (Jack) Peterson of Greenville, Texas, Jonathan Scott of Eureka, and Kent (Sarah) Scott of Tacoma, Washington. She is also survived by her grandchildren Brandon (Kristina) Watts of Lincoln, California, Morgan (Joseph) Anderson of Franklin, N.C., Jessica Peterson of Denton, Texas, and Shelby Peterson of Greenville, Texas. She is also survived by her great-grandchildren Hannah Watts, Clint Peterson, Cutler, Cora, and Emery Anderson.

A memorial service for family and friends will be held at Pinehill Baptist Church, 4675 Union St, Eureka, at 1 p.m. on Monday, August 23. Interment will be at Ocean View Cemetery.


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