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Janice Kay Martin
Jan. 4, 1941 — Feb. 10, 2018
OREGON STATE POLICE
A crash in Wheeler claimed the life of a 29-year-old man.
Man killed in two-car crash
Cannon Beach Gazette
WHEELER — A fatal crash Wednesday,
Feb. 14, near Wheeler claimed the life of a
29-year-old Tillamook man. Philip Meier was
driving a 2008 Nissa Altima when the car lost
control. Witnesses said that the Nissan Altima
was sideways in the northbound lane when a
northbound gray 2018 GMC SUV, operated by
Talbot Bethell, 75, from Netarts, collided with
the Nissan on the passenger side.
Both were transported to Tillamook Med-
ical Center. Meier died of injuries sustained
from the crash.
Police say speed and wet roadways are pos-
sible contributing factors in the crash.
Pearce-Mushen is SOLVE leader of the year
By Brenna Visser
Cannon Beach Gazette
Out of more than 30,000
volunteers statewide, Can-
non Beach local Jenee
Pearce-Mushen received lead-
er of the year award from the
Pearce-Mushen was rec-
ognized with the honor at
the Feb. 6 Cannon Beach
City Council meeting for her
10 years of service with the
SOLVE, an organization that
facilitates cleanup efforts on
beaches, parks, neighborhoods
and other natural spaces.
SOLVE program manag-
er Joy Hawkins recognized
Pearce-Mushen for leading
more than 41 events, which
involved organizing more than
4,000 volunteers. Hawkins
said the beach cleanup events
she has organized alone have
helped remove 44,000 pounds
of debris from Cannon Beach
BRENNA VISSER/CANNON BEACH GAZETTE
Jenee Pearce-Mushen accepts leader of the year award from
SOLVE representatives Quintin Bauer and Joy Hawkins at
Cannon Beach City Hall.
over the past decade.
“Jenee is always there, al-
ways ready to jump for an op-
portunity every time we reach
out to her,” Hawkins said.
“Thank you for always being
Pearce-Mushen said she
was honored to accept the
award, but insisted on swivel-
ing the spotlight on the volun-
“This really should be go-
ing to all of them. They are
the ones who make it happen,”
Janice Kay Martin, age 77, of Cannon involvement at her beloved Stephanie Inn.
Jan’s greatest joy was her two grandchil-
Beach, Oregon, and Indian Wells, California,
passed away Feb. 10, 2018, after a year and a dren, Stephen and Kaylee. They were her
priority, and gave her the most happiness as
half battle with cancer.
she watched them play sports, or
Born Jan. 4, 1941, in Bis-
marck, North Dakota, Janice Kay
just laughing and hanging out with
Schlabach was raised on a farm in
Jan spent the summers in Can-
Driscoll, North Dakota, where she
non Beach, and the winters at her
lived with her parents, a brother
home in Indian Wells, California,
and four older sisters. Jan gradu-
ated from Driscoll High School,
where she and Steve first made the
and then attended Bismarck Junior
desert their second home in 1986.
Jan has endeared another large
In 1960, Jan moved west to The
family of friends in the desert who
Dalles, Oregon, to begin a new life
loved her, and loved to be around
adventure and be near her sister,
Jan’s graciousness and com-
Lois, and family. There she met
mitment to her family, friends, and
Steve Martin, and they were mar-
ried Sept. 4, 1967. They traveled back to Jan’s employees through the years has made her
home town of Driscoll, and were married in a most respected woman. In addition to her
her childhood church for the ceremony. Jan love of friends and family, Jan loved to dance
and Steve joyfully added to their family by and dance and dance, and playing the piano
adopting a beautiful baby girl, Stephanie, in wherever she found one. She shared her love
October 1971; from that day forward she was of life with everyone she met, and is remem-
bered for her sincere caring, enthusiasm, and
their finest treasure.
Jan worked for Harvey Aluminum for her way of “saying it like it is!”
Jan is survived by her daughter, Stepha-
many years, and in 1979 she and Steve moved
to Cannon Beach, Oregon, and embarked on nie Snyder, and her husband Ryan Snyder;
their next life chapter, and partnership in the her grandchildren, Stephen and Kaylee; her
hospitality business and real estate develop- sister, Barbara Ness of Houston, Texas; and
an abundance of nieces and nephews, who all
Over the next many years, they immersed love and adore her.
Jan will be greatly missed.
themselves in hotel remodels, new restau-
rants, RV parks and community involvement.
Services will be held on the following
Jan worked hands-on in every department of dates and times:
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at 1 p.m., at North
their business, and was known for her incred-
ible work ethic, and rolling up her sleeves to Coast Family Fellowship in Seaside, Oregon,
with a reception to follow at the church.
get the job done.
Friday, March 9, 2018, at 1 p.m., at the In-
In 1993, Jan and Steve realized their
dream endeavor as they built and opened the ternational Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery,
Stephanie Inn, which they named after their West 13th Street and Cherry Heights Road,
daughter, Stephanie, in Cannon Beach. To- The Dalles, Oregon, immediately followed
day, people from all over the world come to by a reception at Sunshine Mill & Quenett
Cannon Beach to be guests at the Stephanie Winery, 901 E. Second St. in The Dalles.
Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 1 p.m., at
Inn, and Jan warmly greeted every guest as if
the Desert Horizons Country Club, Club
welcoming them into her own family home.
When her husband Steve passed away in Room, 44900 Desert Horizons Drive, Indian
2000 after his three-year battle with cancer, Wells, CA 92210.
Rather than flowers, the family requests
Jan carried on the business with the help and
partnership of her son-in-law, Ryan Snyder, that donations be made to Seaside High
and her daughter, Stephanie Snyder. Jan re- School in honor of the Jan Martin Memorial
tired in 2004, but remained active with her Scholarship Fund.
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