March 9, 1968 ~ December 27, 2012
Jana Kaye Christensen Maynard, 44, of Pleasant Grove passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Jana was born March 9, 1968 in American Fork to Ron and Cheryl Christensen. She married Lee Maynard on November 18, 1988 in Pleasant Grove. Their marriage was later solemnized in Mt. Timpanogos Temple.
Jana grew up in Pleasant Grove and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 1986. She showed Appaloosa Horses and participated in high school rodeo throughout her younger years. Jana was the “ultimate mother” and was entirely devoted to her children. She spent every weekend at a baseball game or cheerleading event. Jana loved to do crafts and had a booth at the Quilted Bear for many years. Her hobbies include gardening, serving in the Primary, cooking, shopping and lunches with mom, antiquing and was a “professional picker” at yard sales.
Jana is survived by her husband and best friend Lee; five children: Kelcee (Kyle) Fillmore and granddaughter – “Miss Millie”; Wacey, Bodey, Shelby, and Gage; mother, Cheryl Christensen; siblings: Ronald (Becky) Christensen all of Pleasant Grove; sister, Sandi (Shawn) Morgan, Provo; mother-in-law, Myra Maynard (Charlie) Brailsford, Orem and beloved and dedicated cat, Precious. Jana was preceded in death by her father, Ron “Chris” Christensen.
Funeral services will be held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11:00 am in the Mt. Mahogany Stake Center, 1548 North 900 West, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing Sunday evening from 6-8 pm at Olpin Family Mortuary, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove and at the church on Monday one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the East Lawn Cemetery, Provo.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com. The family would like to extend their gratitude to Brian from Hearts for Hospice for his kind and loving care of Jana. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
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