Janis “Jan”, “Mrs. G.” Louise Storms Gustavson, was called home to the Lord on May 21, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 66. Jan was born in Indianapolis on February 11, 1953 to Charles Robert Storms and Ellavon Storms. She married Steven Thomas Gustavson on February 11, 1978. She was preceded in death by her father; and her mother-in-law Daralyne Provencher. She is survived by her husband Steven; daughters Stacy Elizabeth (Brandon) Wessel, Kristy Marie (Mario) Brown and grandson, Maxwell Brown; siblings Judy Donovan, Pamelia Storms-Barrett, Patricia Evanoff, Robert (LuAnne) Storms and George Evanoff; her former son-in-law Lindsey Lopez; and her nieces and nephews J.R. Barrett, Sharon (Stuart) Odle, Tony (Shelley) Barrett, Susan Donovan, Shannon (Chris) Staples, Sally (Dennis) Lehane, Sabra (Brian Ayres) Evanoff, Shawn Donovan, Patia (George) Green, and Holly (Mike) Timko; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Jan was baptized in 1969 at the Clermont Christian Church, at the same time as her brother, Bob. She graduated from North Central High School in 1971 and the University of North Dakota in 1977, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Upon graduation from college, she moved to Phoenix where she has resided for the last 41 years in the house she and Steve bought shortly after their wedding.
One of Jan’s favorite places was Clearwater Beach, Florida; she really enjoyed sitting on the beach, with her Dad, working on her tan. Jan spent many spring breaks and school vacations with her daughters, parents, siblings, sister and brother-in-law, nieces and nephews, enjoying the beach, great food, Disney World and fun times; which made for great memories over the years. Making trips to Indiana in summer (after summer school) and in the fall, so she could go to the Covered Bridge Festival in Parke County, were on the top of her priority list of things to do. Jan also enjoyed all holidays, especially Christmas. She loved to cook, do crafts, springer spaniel dog and making cards the last couple of years. Riding snowmobiles and horses with her Dad was another of her favorite things to do.
Professionally, Jan spent 32 years as a teacher in the Washington Elementary School District, as a substitute teacher, when her daughters were growing up. After completing additional graduate work, “Mrs. G”, as she was known to her students, began working full time in the same school district until her retirement.
Jan will be missed by so many people who loved her, including her dear friends Terri, Keri, and Gwen, all of her teacher friends, and friends that travelled long distances to visit with her.
The Family is very grateful to the physicians, nurses and especially her sister “Trish” for the kindness and care of Jan during her time of illness.
Viewing will be from 5:30-6:30pm on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Hansen Mortuary, 8314 N. 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020. A celebration of life will be held there at 6:30pm, followed by a reception.
Following the services in Phoenix, Jan will be going home to Indiana, where an additional celebration of life will be held with Family and Indiana friends. Jan’s final resting place will be in the Brownsburg Cemetery in Brownsburg, Indiana.Print Obituary & Condolences