Janice “Jan” Ann (Cresap) Conklin

Janice “Jan” Ann (Cresap) Conklin
Date Of Birth: 05/22/1932
Date of Death: 04/26/2022

Janice Ann Cresap Conklin (Jan) passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday April 26, 2022. Jan was born on May 22, 1932, in Thermopolis, Wyoming to parents Mercer and Novella Cresap. She joined a brother, Mercer Jr. Due to her father’s work as a civil engineer, the family made many moves. Janice
attended 12 different schools in Wyoming, Idaho, Utah & California before moving to Portland where Jan spent her senior year of high school.

After graduation, she attended Oregon State College, graduating in 1955 with a degree in Elementary Ed. Jan met her future husband, Dick Conklin, at a fraternity/sorority dinner where they were seated by each other at the ATO house. She made many lifetime friends in her Chi Omega sorority. Dick & Jan were married after graduation in 1955. Jan began teaching kindergarten in Portland, and the couple moved to Beaverton.

After their two children, David and Ann joined the family, Jan stayed home to raise them and later
returned to teaching kindergarten at Metzger School in Tigard. Jan & Dick lived 50 years in their Vista
Hills home and then moved to Claremont. They were married for 61 years, until Dick passed away in

They enjoyed traveling, water sports, attending their kids’ & grandkids’ activities, bridge groups and their many friends. Jan loved her PEO sisters, Chapter FK, three book groups, growing & arranging her flowers and entertaining. She was a 20-year volunteer for CASA for Children, and a 10-year member of a Washington County Foster Care Board. She was a member of the Local School Committee and a
prescient committeewoman. In later years she became an Oregon State Long Term Care Ombudsman for residents of assisted living facilities.

Jan is survived by her son David P. Conklin, (Fumiko), of Tokyo, Japan, daughter, Ann E. Bergstrom
(Dave McDonald) of Tigard, and grandchildren Sarah and Michael Bergstrom and 5 nieces & nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:30, Thursday, May 5th at Sunset Presbyterian Church, 14986 NW
Cornell Road, Portland, OR 97229.

Memorial contributions in Jan’s memory may be made to CASA for Children of Multnomah, Washington & Columbia Counties, 1401 68th Ave. Portland, OR 97213 or Salvation Army

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