Jan was born to Peter and Manetta Tonge on January 16, 1950 in Salt Lake City, UT.
She married Kenneth W. Wright on January 25, 1969.
She is survived by two sons, Wayne (Ruth) and Jeff (Renee’), two grandsons and two granddaughters, one sister Annette (Tony), and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents, and husband Ken.
Jan enjoyed family, friends, camping, travelling and reading.
She worked primarily in higher education at WSU Pullman, WSU Spokane as well as in Olympia.
Jan will be most remembered by all who knew for her kindness, honesty and devotion to family and friends during times of need.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Heritage Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur St., Spokane, WA 99210