Jan Starkenburg, a local beloved artist passed away peacefully on August 14, 2019 at home. The daughter of James Bixter and Lorene Frisby (deceased), Jan was born on July 20, 1943 in Selma, Calif.
She married Roy Rogers in 1958 and had two sons. In 1966, Jan completed high school taking evening classes. She also took art classes while furthering her education.
Jan started Asepsis Air Control in Ballard in 1991, which served medical and industrial “clean rooms” utilizing HEPA filters.
She and Everett Starkenburg began their life together that very same year renovating a house with an office for her business. The two married and after retiring, they moved to Woodinville.
Jan was very happy living in the home they built with an art studio on 10 wooded acres. She painted up a storm! Her creative talents lead her to making beautiful paper flowers and custom cards.
Jan and Everett enjoyed touring the U.S., cruising in their Hot Rod with the top down listening to old rock music. Along the way, they met up with family and friends.
Jan took hundreds of scenery shots for reference in future paintings. She also enjoyed playing cards with Everett and friends.
Jan is survived by her husband, Everett, and her two sons John and Jim Rogers, and grandsons Josh, Jake, Jessie and Danny, her sister Sandra Day and niece Luana Day, and her beloved dog Butch.
A celebration of her life and art will be held Saturday, September 14 , 2019 at 1 p.m. at their Woodinville home.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Maltby Food Bank.