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Janet Marie McMahon

April 22, 1943 September 23, 2018
Janet Marie McMahon
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Obituary for Janet Marie McMahon

Jan McMahon, 75, peacefully passed away at home on September 23, 2018 in Reno, Nevada.

She was known as Mom, Nana and “Grandma Jan” and is survived by her husband of 45 years, Glenn F. McMahon, Jr.; her daughter, Cynthia Diann Nesbitt and husband, Alex Nesbitt;
her daughter, Reneé Wagner; her son, Kyle McMahon; her brother, Mike Mudgett and wife Cyndi Mudgett; and her grandchildren, Ian and Heather Nesbitt, Alicia and Alaina Wagner, and Andrew and Adam McMahon.

Janet Marie Mudgett was born in Mitchell, South Dakota to Reverend Archy LeRoy Mudgett and Joyce Rosalie Lutz on April 22, 1943. In 1961, she graduated from Charter Oak High School in Covina, California. She then attended Citrus Community College in Glendora, California.

She and Glenn were married on December 29, 1972.

Jan worked for Sonoco Products from 1979 to 1986 as the office manager for the paper division. She is recognized as a pioneer for implementing a recycling program for paper, corrugated cartons, aluminum and glass.
She and Glenn were auto racing enthusiasts for nearly twenty years, beginning in the early 1980’s. As a member of the Long Beach MG Club, she was on the Timing & Scoring Team for the Indianapolis 500 as well as CART (Championship Auto Racing Teams) nationwide.

During their retirement planning, Jan and Glenn knew they wanted to be close to children and
grandchildren, and they relocated to Reno, Nevada in 2000. Jan was an anchor for the family, and could always be relied on to offer loving guidance and support.

In addition to her warm hugs, she was “a very techy & hip Nana.”

In 2000, Jan began volunteering at her grandchildren’s elementary school, and became known throughout the community as “Grandma Jan.” She was part of the fabric of Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School throughout her seventeen years of helping, organizing, supporting and loving children, teachers and administrators.

Truly, this is her legacy.

A Grandma Jan Celebration
Saturday, October 20, 2018
Open House
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School - 1349 Backer Way Reno, Nevada 89523

She would prefer a fund for the children of SWE in lieu of flowers.
Her grandchildren are setting up “The Grandma Jan Scholarship” as a tax deductible donation.

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Memorial Service




2:00 PM 10/20/2018 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 10/20/2018 4:00:00 PM
Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School

1349 Backer Way
Reno, NV 89523

Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School
1349 Backer Way Reno 89523 NV
United States

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