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Jan was born on December 17, 1948 in San Mateo, California to Gerald Bottorff and Anna (LaMascus) Bottorff. Jan grew up in California where she first discovered her passion for horses. She moved to Oklahoma in the mid-70s, where she continued to pursue her passion of owning and working with horses. Jan also loved all animals, and would go out of her way to help any animal in need. Jan met Dwayne Davis while working at Star Building Systems, and they married on September 3, 1993. Dwayne and Jan made a home in Moore, before moving to Norman in 1997, where she was able to have her horses close to her. She spent her free time enjoying her flowerbeds, relaxing next to the Koi pond, and advocating for horses. Jan’s greatest joy was her family; which included her husband of 23 years, son’s Brady and Daniel, daughter-in-law’s Crystal and Tiffany, and granddaughter Zoey, niece Leah and nephew Mark.
A celebration of life for Jan will be Monday, October 24, 2016 at the Castle Falls Grand Hall (820 N MacArthur Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73127) at 3:00 PM.
Kathryn Ireland says
Missing our dear sister horse advocate every day. Ride free where ever you are ,Jan.
To my dear friend Jan, I will miss you terribly. When I visited you a short while back, I never dreamed that would be the last time I saw you. I wish I had taken some pictures of us together. I cherish the memories that we made together over the 30+ years of knowing you. We had some great times my friend. I know you are in heaven and enjoying time with my little boy, all of your family members and all your animals who have gone before you. You fought a brave fight, and so many people will miss you!! I love you Janny… We will meet again… Until then, Hug my baby boy and know that I will see you both again someday!! You gave me the words for Dillon’s headstone, I now give them back to you… You were an angel here on earth, now you are an angel in heaven!!
Debra Miller says
We have lost a remarkable “horse warrior” and amazing friend,God bless you sweet Jan and ride free !!!!
Iris Allen says
RIP my dear Facebook friend we will always remember you when we look at our Steve Irwen cap xx bless you and ride free Jan xx
Kathy Heinisch says
Sincere Condolences to Jan’s Family and Friends, Jan was a remarkable woman with a heart of gold..she will be missed by many..Ride on Jan~
We never met, Jan…but a dear friend of mine, Charlotte Harvey, is in deep sorrow losing one of her best friends. From all Charlotte says about you, I would have loved you too. Rest peacefully & run free with all the loved horses.
Linda Baca says
I don’t know why the Lord took you away but I know he has a plan and must have needed you by his side . YOU were a Angel on earth and now in heaven .RIP my friend till we meet again . Prayer’s for all the family and friends
Kenneth Holland says
Rest in Peace Dear Friend. I will miss our conversations and I feel very grateful to have had you for a friend this past 7 years. I will always think of you whenever I am around the horses for I know you loved them so….
*hugz* Wishing I knew her better, but knowing she is in a better place, pain-free and running with her 4 legged Loves. All healthy All of them together in God’s Grace.
Such a sad day when we lost you Jan but knowing you are no longer in pain and that you are in a better place though those you left behind in total sadness
I used to love our Facebook chats and see the pictures of your beautiful horse/s
You were a great and caring lady and though never met in person, felt like I’ve known you many a year
Until our paths cross again you will always be in my prayers and thoughts
Jan was my second mother she will be greatly missed. RIP mom I love you.
Gordon von Richter says
Bless your beautiful soul, Jan. A kinder, sweeter, stronger woman never existed. I am so glad we had a chance to meet during our lives and that I was fortunate enough to call you friend for almost 50 years. Your video with the collection of your photos was wonderful – I had tears in my eyes as well as my heart. Thank you to the Davis family for sharing this remembrance with us.