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October 14, 2010

Jan Rae Huddleston-Blackwell

MINERAL WELLS — Jan Rae Huddleston-Blackwell died Oct. 7, 2010, after complications from heart surgery.

Service was Oct. 10 at Rock Creek Baptist Church.

She was born Aug. 16, 1940, in Mineral Wells to her parents, Mutt and Jo Dean Huddleston.

As a child Jan greatly enjoyed reading, dancing and singing. She sang on the Thelma Doss radio show as a child.  These passions continued throughout her life. Jan’s other major passion in life was her nursing. She obtained her license in the late 1970s. During her career she made a great name for herself through her compassion at numerous hospitals and long-term care facilities in the DFW area as well as locally in Mineral Wells.

Jan and Mickey met through a mutual friend in the 1970s. They fell in love at first sight and later married on June 3, 1975. Jan and Mickey were members of Rock Creek Baptist Church. Jan’s love ran deep for her family. She will be greatly missed and touched the lives of all she knew.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, Barre and Roddy Joiner; a daughter, Wendy Selmen; two step-daughters, Paula and Angie; a grandson, Matt Cantrell; and a great-niece, Savannah Scout Huddleston, whom she helped raise and loved as her own. Jan is also survived by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; and two grandchildren, Scott and Marissa Joiner.

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