Honoring the life of Jan Lommen Colleknon
This year’s Light Up a Life ceremony supporting hospice services in Tillamook County honors the life of Jan Lommen Colleknon, who dedicated her life to her passion for dance and the arts, the love for her family and friends as well as the thousands of kids she mentored as a dance teacher and studio owner in Tillamook County.
Jan Lommen Colleknon, also known as “Little Miss Dynamite,” dedicated her life to her passion for dance and the arts, the love for her family and friends as well as the thousands of kids she mentored in her 40+ years of being a dance teacher and studio owner in Tillamook County.
As the last chapter of her life unfolded, the compassionate Hospice team helped Jan’s family to care for her in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her loved ones. Jan peacefully danced into heaven on January 5, 2011.
Today, the Colleknon family honors Jan’s memory by continuing the Tillamook School of Dance and by bringing families, friends, dancers and the community together on the first Sunday in June for the annual “Jan Colleknon Hospice Benefit Show.” As of 2022, this show has raised just over $39,000 for Hospice in memory of Jan.
Support hospice services in Tillamook County
A donation during this time, made in memory of someone who has died, or in honor of someone still living, helps to provide hospice care to anyone in our community with a terminal illness, regardless of their ability to pay. Donations may be made by :
- Make an online donation
- Mail to P.O. Box 188, Tillamook, OR 97141
- In-person at 980 Third Street, Suite 400, Tillamook, OR 97141