Janice Lynn Colson


Janice Lynn Colson, 45, of Mangum, Oklahoma passed away September 4, 2022.

Janice was born on June 7, 1977 to Von Marie Moore in Guymon, Oklahoma. Guymon was Janice’s home until moving to Blair, Oklahoma where she attended and graduated High School in 1996.

In 1996, Janice married Shane Colson of Mangum, Oklahoma. They had their first daughter, Ashton Paige Colson, in July 1997. Their second daughter, Hailey Michelle Colson, was born in May 2001. Janice always did everything she could for her girls. She loved them with everything in her and was always there for them, no matter whether it was school functions, fun family outings or just being their biggest cheerleader.

Always with a fierce spirit and nothing ever being able to keep her down, Janice was diagnosed with Stage 3 Breast Cancer in 2013. As we all expected, her fighting nature prevailed and she was declared cancer free in 2014.

Janice became a Nana in 2017 when her daughter, Ashton, gave birth to her first Grandbaby,  Landri Shae Halford and then again in 2020 when Creed Michael Morse was born. Hailey blessed Nana with another bundle of love with the birth of Ella Grace Mooney in 2021. Janice was absolutely thrilled with the news that she would be a Nana to four beautiful grandchildren with the announcement of Ashton expecting another sweet girl, Ansley Morse. She was a devoted, loving, all in Nana who was adored by her grandchildren equally as much as she adored them.

Janice poured herself into everything she did, including her job as an Appointment Line Clerk at the 97th Medical Group at the Altus Air Force Base. She truly enjoyed her work and in true Janice fashion, made great friendships along the way. She was loved by everyone who got the opportunity to meet her. 

She was the life of party no matter where she was. Her infectious smile and her boisterous laugh will never be forgotten. She loved OU Sooner football, lake days, chasing the little white ball and great times with family and friends.

Janice is survived by her mother, Von Marie Moore, Guymon, Ok, Grandparents, Howard & Shirley Moore, Guymon, Ok, sister, Christie Kennelly, Sioux Falls, SD, daughters, Ashton Paige Colson (Ryan Morse), Elk City, Ok and Hailey Michelle Colson (Ryan Mooney), Mangum, Ok, nieces and nephew, Sarah (Zach) Saylor, Lucas Kennelly, Madison Kennelly, Lakyn Kennelly, Emma Kennelly, Ava Kirsch, Sioux Falls, SD, Grandchildren, Landri Shea, Creed Michael, Ella Grace and Ansley, Ok, along with a host of other family and friends.

Janice’s celebration of life will be Saturday, September 24, 2022 at the First Assembly of God church, 804 NE 12th St., Guymon, Oklahoma at 11am. We know that Janice would love a crowd of crimson and cream, so feel free to wear your Boomer best.