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Obituary: Jan Ellen Wright Garbutt Wombacher 1937 - 2012

Jan Ellen Wright Garbutt Wombacher

Jan Ellen Wright Garbutt Wombacher, 75, of Phoenix, passed away unexpectedly Monday, May 7, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ.

She is survived by son Dane Wombacher (Kathy), daughter Cam Islas (Amador).

She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, two sisters Wendy Kollwitz and Marcia Doolittle, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She spent her childhood in the Verde Valley and graduated high school in Clarkdale.

Ms. Wright spent most of her working life in customer service for various utility companies.

She also worked in sales and modeled professionally.

It is in retirement that her gift of serving others flourished, primarily as a mentor/sponsor to her fellow AA members. She served and participated in a variety of other organizations that gave purpose, joy, and meaning to her life.

A celebration of life, in her honor, was held on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at The Crossroads East in Phoenix, AZ.

Online condolences may be made at www.hansenmortuary.com.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Crossroads East, the site of her celebration.

Information provided by survivors.


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