Jan Brewster, 81, had her final margarita at home on May 21, 2021. She was born in Rhode Island a long time ago but could never lose her accent. She moved to Virginia Beach almost 17 years ago in pursuit of golf and grandkids.
She leaves behind her husband of 50 years, two children and their spouses, five grandchildren, and her faithful pup, Molly. She also leaves behind two brothers, a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, three nieces, two nephews and their families. It’s a fairly large, motley crew. She also leaves behind countless friends along the East Coast.
She was her grandkids’ biggest cheerleader and bragged to anyone who would listen how amazing they are. This was also true for the dog. And chances are if you were looking for Jan, you could usually find her on a golf course. Interfere with her golf schedule, and you found yourself on her bad side.
She loved to travel, and a frequent destination was Aruba. She was a founding member and Madam President of the Scurvy Prevention Association of Aruba (SPAA). She attended annual meetings to ensure the goals of the organization were being met. Another favorite pastime was working in her yard. She was a Master Gardener, and her yard was always a showplace. She lived life to the fullest and left on her terms.
The family would like to thank Nurse Kelli for her humor, friendship, and stories. Mom always had a smile on her face when you came to visit! If we didn’t hear the stories first-hand, Mom would make sure to tell us. Thanks also to Christina, Kehyonha, Celeste, Lauren, Tiffany, and the other wonderful folks at Heartland Hospice for taking such good care of Mom. We would also like to thank the ladies’ golf leagues at Honey Bee, Stumpy Lake, and Red Wing. Those fabulous women sent Mom more cards, jokes, prayers, and strawberries than we could imagine. Mom knew she was loved!
Mom had two requests once she retired to the 19th hole in the sky: Please raise a margarita glass and make a toast to Mom, preferably after a round of golf. And if you are so inclined, please send a donation to First Tee — Hampton Roads (2400 Tournament Drive, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456 or by phone at 757.563.8990) to encourage young golfers to develop their love of the game. Services will be private.