1933 - 2017
Funeral services for Janice Keenan were held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Charles Kelley officiating. Interment followed at the Bent-Las Animas Cemetery.
Janice Elaine Keenan was born on Aug. 14, 1933, in Las Animas, Colorado, to Herschel M. and Elizabeth E. (Jones) Braly and passed away on Jan. 1, 2017, in Pueblo, Colorado, at the age of 83.
Janice attended Lone Cedar School and graduated from Bent County High School in 1951. She earned her associate degree from Otero Junior College. Janice possessed an extremely strong work ethic, wearing many hats throughout the years. She worked at Butlers in La Junta, Colorado, Gamble's Store which she later purchased and ran until its closing, the Troll Haus on weekends, and part-time at Stoughs' Flower Shop. Lastly, Janice went to work for the Bent County government, first as bookkeeper and later became the human resources director at the Bent County Courthouse. She held this position up until the time of her passing. Janice was very active in the cattle business and the family ranch all her life. She was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Business and Professional Women's Foundation (BPW), and the Colorado Cattlemen's Association. Janice's most loved hats were those of mother and grandmother. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
Janice is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Keith) Garcia of Las Animas, Colorado; sister, Virgie (Tom) Robb, also of Las Animas, Colorado; and grandchildren, Tiana and Mitch Garcia.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Herschel and Elizabeth (Jones) Braly.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name, in care of Horber Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 431, Las Animas, CO 81054.
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