Janet “Jan” Wines


Janet “Jan” Wines passed away Aug. 9, 2021

WINES—Janet “Jan” Wines passed away Aug. 9, 2021, at her home in Florence, Ore.

Jan was born June 6, 1961, in Winchester, Va. She graduated from John Handley High School with a diploma in academic science in 1979, graduated from Lord Fairfax College with an associate degree in emergency services 1982 and Shepherd College as a National Registered EMT-Paramedic in 1985.

Jan was an instructor for CPR with the Red Cross and Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the American Heart Association. She served in Virginia and West Virginia for 15 years as a Paramedic-EMT and certified helicopter paramedic with Pegasus.

She also began training as a firefighter at age 16 and volunteered with many agencies in the Virginia area.

Jane earned an associates degree in criminal justice from the Central Shenandoah Criminal Justice Police Academy and trained and Certified in 911 Dispatch. She also trained at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., specializing in domestic violence and child abuse. She also served as a police officer in Virginia.

In 1989, Jan served as a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Fresno, Calif. In 1990, she moved to the Salt Lake area, where she worked as a 911 dispatcher.

She later moved to Fresno and then to Oregon.

Jan worked for Chemeketa Community College in Salem, Ore., for 10 years as a public safety dispatch supervisor. She then graduated from the police academy in Salem, earning both the Victor Atiyeh Award for Outstanding Student, voted by fellow students and staff, and the Carol Fagan Academic Achievement Award.

She spent her remaining 15 years of employment with the Florence Police Department, ending her career as communications center supervisor.

During her 40+ years of community service, Jan received many awards and earned more than 150 certificates in specialized training.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, she is survived by one brother, David Holtsclaw, and a sister, Brenda Stevens, both of Virginia, and her friend and companion of 30 years, Carol Parrish of Florence.

Jane will be missed by all who knew and loved her so much.

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