)Coombs, Janet DeeCEDAR RAPIDS
- Janet Dee Coombs, of Centreville, Va., formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Monday, June 2, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Memorial services were held at The Plantation/Tavern Room next to George Washington's home in Mount Vernon, Va. Burial services will be held at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids at a later date.
Janet is survived by her children: Brian (Sarah) Wayson, and grandsons, Chet and Owen, of Portland, Ore.; Kent (Tracy) Wayson, and grandchildren, Kaitlin and Eammon, of Milwaukee, Wis.; and Heather (Robert) Wilson, and grandson, Sam, of Centreville, Va.; brother, J. Dudley Coombs Jr. of Aitkin, Minn.; and her sisters, Jo Diane (Tim) Miller of Lisbon and Judy Owen of Las Vegas.
She is also survived by her ex-husband, Billy Wayson and wife Gail of Gordonsville, Va.; plus her aunts, uncle, cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Jan is also survived by her namesake, great-niece Janet Marie Coombs of Grand Junction, Colo. She also leaves her very special friends, Doreen, Anita, Brenda, Bernadette, Donna Wilson, Kris, and Katie of Virginia, and Nancy and Dick Floyd of Arizona.
Janet was born Aug. 7, 1943, and was a 1961 graduate of Jefferson High School. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Jo and John Coombs of Cedar Rapids.
Jan was an outstanding secretary/administrative assistant for several law firms in the Washington, D.C., area. Jan loved to gather friends and family for dinner parties and set a beautiful table. She devoured novels, was a talented interior designer, relied on for her vast knowledge of the D.C. area, and loved the arts, especially attending performances at the Kennedy Center. Jan was also a reader of names at the dedication of the Vietnam Wall in Washington.
Most of all, we will miss her constant love, thoughtfulness, style and sense of humor.
Memorials can be directed to Dr. Heather Wilson, 6854 Drifton Ct., Centreville, VA 20121.
Please sign the family guest book at http://jan.wayson.net