Louisa Jane “Janie” Garvin was brought into this world on June 16, 1923 in Selma, CA to Joseph and Louisa Pospisil and passed on May 12, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA.
LOUISA JANE “JANIE” GARVIN
June 16, 1923 – May 12, 2010
Louisa Jane “Janie” Garvin was brought into this world on June 16, 1923 in Selma, CA to Joseph and Louisa Pospisil and passed on May 12, 2010 in Bakersfield, CA. Janie moved from Selma at an early age with her parents, Joseph and Louisa, her brother, Joe and her sisters Margarite and Barbara, to Southern California and settles down in Ventura, CA where she went to school and worked. Janie met her first husband, Dewey E. Crim and shortly after meeting Dewey, they got married in Arizona on September 27, 1947. They had three boys, Stephen Michael, Mark Leslie and David Earl Crim. Janie moved to Taft with two of her sons in 1960. Janie worked for several years doing janitorial work at the Moose and Elks Lodge, and cleaning houses in the Taft area. Best of all, she was a kind, caring and loving single mother. Janie later became a member of the Taft Moose Lodge in 1967 where she later attained the rank of Senior Regent from 1973 to 1974. After joining the Moose Lodge, she met and married her second husband, C. W. Garvin. C.W. And Jane were married in Reno, Nevada on April 29, 1967. Janie was always a kind, caring and loving person with a true heart of gold. Everyone she came in contact with couldn’t help but fall in love with her. Janie was an avid bingo player and would never miss Monday night at the Moose. Janie was preceded in death by her father, Joe; mother, Louisa, brother, Joe; sisters, Margarite and Barbara; her husbands, Dewey and C.W.; two of her sons, Stephen and David Crim; and niece, Wanda Plummer. Janie is survived by her son, Mark Crim of Taft; step-daughter, Teresa and her husband, Dan, and family of Blaine, WA; her grandchildren, Miranda Allen, Patrichia Crim Trapp, Steve Crim, David Crim and Nicholas Crim; daughter-in-law, Dina Crim; great-grandchildren, Brian and Rochelle Allen, Augusta Trapp, Sydney and Jake Crim, Kyle Harmon, David Crim, Jr. and Breanna Crim and Nicholas Crim, Jr; her nephew, Jim Parker and his wife, Sheila; niece, Janet King and her husband, Ralph; nieces, Marylin and Patty Jo; nephews, Joe E. and Joe R. and all their children. Janie also leaves behind her two adopted daughters and best friends, Pat Welborne and Pat Pritchett and their families; and all of her bingo friends at the Moose. The one thing Janie loved most were her cats—she really loved her cats. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society as Janie was a cancer survivor. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Joey Pittman of New Hope Temple will officiate. There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.