Jan (Juanita) Lieson of West Melbourne passed away peacefully on Monday, November 2, 2020 at Holmes Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Jan was born in Bridgton, Maine on December 30, 1928 and was the daughter of Alice (Cushman) and Clarence Lord. She met and married her husband Robert (Bob) Lieson in Springfield, Massachusetts. In 1957 they moved to Florida.
Jan retired as a secretary from Pan Am World Services at Patrick Air Force Base. Working for Pan Am allowed her and Bob to explore the United State as well as the world. She remained active in the Pan Am Retirees Club and enjoyed getting together and discovering new restaurants in the area with this group of friends.
Jan loved her city and politics and served on the West Melbourne City Council for over fourteen years, serving as deputy mayor for five years. She was also a past president of the Melbourne Chapter of the American Businesswomen’s Association as well as the West Melbourne Business Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert W. Lieson. She is survived by her niece Janet Lieson of Holyoke, MA and nephew Charles Lieson of Westfield, MA. She is also survived by her great niece, Kate Meierdiercks (Dan), and great nephews Jay Brereton (Libby) and Richard Brereton (Morgan) as well as two great grandnieces and four great grandnephews. She was also predeceased by her sister Marilyn Nodine and niece Virginia Lieson Brereton.
Jan’s family extends their deeply heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to the staff and her friends at Buena Vida Estates where Jan made her home for twenty-five years. The family would also like to thank everyone at Holmes Regional Medical Center, who cared for her during these challenging times.
A memorial gathering is planned for a later date.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Buena Vida Foundation or to one’s favorite charity.