Janice Rae Mount June 28, 1942 February 21, 2023
Janice “Jan” Mount, 80, of Florissant, Missouri, passed away peacefully on February 21, 2023, at Garden Villa
North, where she had resided for the past year.Memorial services will be held at a later date at the
John Knox Presbyterian Church in Florissant. Per her wishes, the family will scatter her ashes at a later
date. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Janice Rae Tesch was born June 28, 1942, in Webster, South Dakota, the daughter of Harold H. and Clara M. (Dobson) Tesch. In her early adolescence she moved with her family to Rapid City, South Dakota.
After graduating high school she met her future husband, Verlon Mount, while working as an elevator operator at the Alex Johnson Hotel in downtown Rapid City. They were married on November 27, 1958, in Rapid City. They later
divorced. Three children, Pamela, Bradley, and Terry, were born to this union. The family lived in various places including Rapid City, South Dakota, Moses Lake, Washington, Glidden, Iowa, Hazelwood , Missouri, Fort Dodge, Iowa, and Jefferson, South Dakota.
Jan moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado, in the early 1980’s. While working at Colorado Interstate Gas she earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting at UCCS. She moved to Florissant and started working for US Defense Department in the Finance and Accounting Service, retiring in 2006. She traveled extensively, frequently with her daughter, Pamela, or other close friends. A few of her favorite trips were going to China, Egypt, a Rhine river
cruise, Australia, Holy Land,. Jan also traveled domestically, and had visited all 50 state capitals. She made frequent visits to her families in South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, Nebraska, New York, and Virginia. She never met a stranger.
Jan’s other interests included researching her family history, involvement in her church, and driving friends to many appointments and other outings. She volunteered at TEAM (The Emergency Assistance Ministry) food pantry, various
positions at her church, and several other positions as she saw the need. Her family history research revealed that her 4x great-grandfather James Crooks fought during the American Revolution. This led her to become a proud member
of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Left to mourn her are her children, Pamela Mount of Alexandria, Virginia, Brad(Becky) Mount of Omaha, Nebraska, and Terry (Tammy) Mount of Wellsburg, Iowa; six grandchildren and their spouses/significant others; nine great-
grandchildren; her brother, Donald (Sandy) Tesch of Denver, Colorado; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Burton Robinson, and her younger brother, Gary Tesch.