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Janice "Jan" Bess "MeMa"

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"I am not a body. I am free. I am as God created me." -A Course in Miracles

FERRON - Janice "Jan" Bess, age 74, passed away peacefully Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014. Jan was born June 28, 1939 in Salt Lake City to David Goff Bennion and Vera Rose Herron. She attended Brigham Young High in Provo and Stevens Heneger College. She married Roland B. Wilkins. They later divorced. She spent 50 wonderful years with the love of her life, Val W. Bess. They married Jan. 23, 1964 in Elko Nevada.

After growing up in Sugarhouse, she spent the majority of her life in South Salt Lake as a dedicated wife and mother raising four children. In 1997 she moved with her husband, Val, to Ferron Utah, fulfilling their dream of retiring in the country. She loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting. She was active skier, boater and golfer, but most of all she loved camping. As a very proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 23 years her love and care helped many in recovery. She was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the Emery Historical Society. She believed the lessons written in "A Course in Miracles".

Jan is survived by her husband, Val; sister, Marsha; daughter, Tammy Bess; son, Mike Wilkins; and grandsons, Colton and Jared. She will also be greatly missed by her special adopted family, JoAnn, Jennifer, Tyler, Adam, Lula and Johnathan.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Carla and Sharon; and two daughters, Danna and Sandy.

A casual gathering for remembrance will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Fausett Mortuary 680 East 100 South, Price. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guest book and share memories of Jan at

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