Jan was looking forward to retiring in December 2011 after decades of service as a health specialist and nurse consultant in the Spokane Valley. Her seemingly chronic back pain became so severe she sought medical attention and was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in October 2011. She began radiation and chemotherapy in Seattle the following month and fought bravely until May 2012 when she decided to return to Spokane. Jan went to be with the Lord on June 27, 2012. This blog chronicled the time from her beginning cancer treatment and is now a repository of memories of our love for her and her love for us.