Jan L. Kok

4/2/1949 - 2/9/2021
Lynden, WA

Obituary

Jan Leslie Kok joined her husband Kenneth in Heaven on February 9, 2021 at age 71.

Jan was born to Vernon and Maudell (Wakefield) Menser on April 2, 1949 in Bellingham, Washington. As a child, she went to Lynden Public Schools and enjoyed tap dancing, going to the family cabin at Birch Bay, and learning how to cook. After graduating from Lynden High School, Jan attended Yakima Valley Junior College and worked as an administrator for Blaine Border Patrol.

Jan married the love of her life, Ken Kok of Lynden, Washington on June 26, 1970 and went on to have 4 children: Amy (Rick) Meyer of Waddell, Arizona, Matt (Joy) Kok of Lynden, Washington, Sara (Jake) Brady of Everson, Washington, and Lisa (JT) Oates of Rome, Georgia. Ken and Jan lived in Alameda, California and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil early on in their marriage before moving back home to Lynden, Washington in 1978.

Jan was also Nana to 11 precious grandchildren: Ashtyn and Kylan Meyer, Abby, Sam, and Libby Kok, Jacob, Matthew, and Phoenix Brady, and Maddie, Adah, and Keller Oates. They were her greatest joy.

In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother, Jan also enjoyed gardening, cheering on her kids and grandkids in their activities, and serving those in need with delicious meals.

Jan is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her father-in-law Hilbert Kok, her brother Scott, and her sweet child she had yet to meet. She is survived by her 4 children and their spouses, 11 grandchildren, sister Claudia (Alan) Brim, mother-in-law Henrietta Kok, sisters-in-law Janice (Larry) VanderHaak, Linda (Rolf) Haugen, and Lori (Brad) Elmenhurst, brother-in-law Ron Kok, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

A private family graveside service will take place at Greenacres Memorial Park followed by a memorial service on Wednesday, 2/17 at 11:00AM at Sonlight Community Church (8800 Bender Rd, Lynden, WA 98264). All are welcome to view the service via livestream at  https://boxcast.tv/view/memorial-service-for-jan-kok-720931

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions to Lynden Christian School, 417 Lyncs Drive, Lynden, WA 98264 or New Way Ministries, 205 South B. C. Ave, Lynden, WA 98264.

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4 responses to Jan L. Kok

  1. Mavis Moon says:

    Blessings to all of you as you mourn Jan. I pray you will feel God’s presence, strength, love, and comfort.
    love, Mavis

  2. My heart goes out to all of the family. Jan and I spent many years as neighbors and friends when we were growing up. May she Rest In Peace.

  3. Donna Ross says:

    When the Lord calls a loved one home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange. Hold on to your memories and let them guide you thru this time of sorrow, and remember sorrow is a fleeting emotion, but your love is infinite. Take comfort- those who love will be reunited in eternity.
    With deep sympathy and condolences at this time to you all…..
    Donna, Visiting Angels

  4. Love you Jan.

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