During Janet Owens' senior year at MacArthur, she was elected Vice President of the Future Nurses of America, which was a true precursor to what career would await this young woman beyond 1965.
But that only hinted at how active Janet was in school. She was on the Cadet staff as a junior and senior, and was involved in many musical ensembles and band clubs, performances, competitions, and appearances. Her high school career didn't stop there. Janet was in the Spanish, Dramatics, Latin, and Book clubs, as well as serving as a Student Council Alternate and being in the Senior Class Play.
From the obituary that has been located, it appears Janet Owens was involved in nursing and raising her four children. Then Janet Owens died too young, on the West Coast. Our thoughts to those she left behind. Hers will be another familiar face who will be missed at the reunion.
Selections from her obituary:
Mrs. Richard (Janet Lee Owens) Terry, 43, of Placentia, Calif., formerly of Decatur, [Illinois] died 5 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 6, 1990) in Placentia Linda Hospital [in California].
Mrs. Terry was born in Springfield, daughter of James L. and Lois Stedman Owens. She was a nurse at Brea Community Hospital in California and a member of First Christian Church of Long Beach. She married Richard L. Terry in 1969.
Surviving are her husband; sons, Wade, Aaron and Marcus, all at home; daughter, Marissa at home; parents of Decatur; brothers, Gary Owens of Vancouver, Wash.; Dennis Owens of Houston, Texas; Tim Owens of Kirkland, Wash.; grandmother, Lillian Stedman of Arlington, Wash.
Decatur Herald & Review, February 9, 1990.
Thanks to research from Donna Camp.