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Janice Elaine (Hill) Walker
January 12, 1947 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old
Janice Elaine Walker, 75, of Artesia, New Mexico, entered into eternity on November 19, 2022.
Jan was born on January 12, 1947, in Eureka, Kansas, to Harold and Vivian Hill. She had 2 older brothers Richard and Wayne Hill.
Jan, who lovingly was called "Grammy Jan", by her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren lived in Artesia for the majority of her life. She worked as a doctor's office manager, for Head Start and as the Director of Grammy's House for 10 years which was affectionately named after her. She was presented with the Governor's Award for Outstanding Women of New Mexico in 2004. And saw Grammy's House win an Oscar for the documentary film, "See Mommy Cry", which brought awareness to battered women; a topic and ministry close and dear to her heart. She worked as a contractor at FLETC for the past 13+ years in various departments including the office of the auto body shop, educational aid, and recreational office division. Jan was a classy woman who took fashion and style to another level! She loved shopping, cooking, reading, playing piano, but most of all loved people! She has been an inspiration to many who have experienced loss and grief with her tenacity to keep running the race set before her. She endured hardship with grace, humility and love. Not allowing bitterness or resentment to steal her joy or harden her heart.
Jan was preceded in death by both of her parents, her brothers, spouses Jimmy Walker and Joe Cherry and three sons "Mike", "Jimmy" and "Steve" Hodgin,
Jan is survived by her daughter in law Cille Hodgin; her grandchildren Cecilia Long, Raylon Hodgin, Kalend Adair, and Trey Hodgin; Step Son Joe Cherry Jr. and Wife Sarah; grandchildren Niko, Gino, Bella and Gia Cherry. Jan also has 6 Great Grand Children.
A "Celebration of Life & Memorial Service" will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10 a.m. at the United Methodist Church 500 W. Grand Ave. Artesia, N.M. Internment following service will be at Woodbine cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to come Celebrate the Life of Jan a truly amazing individual. Flowers can be sent to the United Methodist Church at 500 W. Grand Ave. In Lieu of flowers any donations can be given to "Grammy's House" on Jan's behalf.