died suddenly on July 2, 2010, in Modesto, California. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald L. Perkins and Doris Mae Patterson. She is survived by her life companion, Sidney Alfred Alexander; her two sisters, Bette Jeanne Perkins of Sacramento, California, and Terrie Lynn Perkins of Phoenix, Arizona; a niece, Jessica Ann O’Donel of Portland, Oregon; and cousins Joyce Ann Peck of Raleigh, North Carolina, Wesley Barker of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Randy Cowell of Jackson, Mississippi, and Al “Berry” West, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Private Services were held with interment at Acacia Memorial Park, Modesto, California. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jan’s name to Victory in Praise Church, 3124 McHenry Avenue, Modesto California, 95350-1472. Arrangements entrusted to Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, Phoenix, AZ.