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Gerrianne Shanks

December 29, 1938 — November 4, 2022

Gerrianne “Jan” Shanks passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 4th in the care of the staff at Edgewood Vista Memory Care Center in Belgrade, Montana.

Jan was born on the 29th of December,1938 to Lloyd and Geraldine Porter in Seattle where she met her husband Lloyd Shanks when he was stationed there. They were married on April 13,1957 in the First Presbyterian Church and lived happily together for 65 years. Their family consists of daughters Leslie, Allison, and Karla; grand-daughters Jennifer, Sara, and Caroline; grandson Lucas, great grand-daughter Samantha and a great-grandson Maurice.

Jan liked to sew matching dresses for her daughters, square dance dresses, and quilts for the babies of the family. She issued the payrolls for the cities of Vallejo and then San Leandro, California and held various Accounting Department assignments for Kemper Insurance in Buffalo Grove, Illinois where she and Lloyd lived for eight years before they both retired in 2000.

Jan and Lloyd loved to travel each Spring and Fall, and they enjoyed numerous vacations together, also many weekend trips searching for antiques and collectibles. She thoroughly enjoyed cooking our favorite holiday meals for the family. She will be missed by family and many friends.

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