Janet (Jan) Anderson Attaway passed away in her Red Bluff home surrounded by family after a seven-month battle with her third round of cancer on May 5, 2022. She was 79 years young. Jan was born in Oakland on Jan. 4, 1943, to the late Fred and Bernice Anderson (Precision Frame & Axle owner from Sweden and homemaker from Oakland, respectively).
The Anderson family moved to San Jose when Jan was 7 years old where she lived throughout her middle and high school years. Jan then headed to San Francisco State University, but soon realized she didn’t like the big city and transferred to San Jose State University where she met her first husband, Eric Lyons. Jan and Eric married in 1965 and moved to Livermore in 1967 where they raised their two sons and spent their entire careers as teachers. Jan taught first and second grade at Arroyo Mocho and retired as a kindergarten teacher from Portola Elementary.