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Janet McCalip Elchlepp

August 29, 2018
Janet McCalip Elchlepp
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Janet McCalip Elchlepp

Only days after the arrival of her son, Derek Elchlepp traveling from the Eastern United States, Janet Elchlepp age 78, of Santa Maria, California, passed peacefully away in the morning hours of August 29, 2018 after a long battle with cancer. Janet was under Hospice care and surrounded by friends and loved ones during her last few days. A visitation for friends and family is planned for Saturday, September 8th, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Dudley Hoffman Mortuary.
Janet, was born Sept 2, 1939 in Santa Maria, California to John Wesley McCalip and Edith Meadows McCalip. They were blessed with two children, Janet and her brother Kenneth.
Janet was married to Dale Elchlepp for 58 years. Janet and Dale met, fell in love, and married while Dale worked with a survey company in the Santa Maria Valley. Later in life, Dale started a long career with Union Oil Company where he eventually became a supervisor. They moved with his job to Ventura County for a brief period before returning to Santa Maria.
In addition, to raising her son Derek and being a homemaker Janet started her working career as a secretary at SA Gerrard Company and later worked for 25 years for Drewry School Photography Company in Tri-County Schools. She attended both Allan Hancock College and Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Janet loved her homemaking duties the most with gardening, sewing, baking, and spending time with the family. One can see the pride in her home with the immaculate furnishings and yard.
Janet was preceded in death by her parents John and Edith McCalip. She is survived by her husband, Dale Elchlepp; her son Derek Elchlepp and his wife Kathy Elchlepp, Bakersfield, California; her grandson Brian Elchlepp and his wife Alissa Elchlepp, Bakersfield, California; her granddaughter Heather Elchlepp, Englewood, Colorado; her great grandsons Hayden Elchlepp and Landon Elchlepp, Bakersfield, California; her great grandson Grayson Giffith, Englewood, Colorado; her brother Kenneth McCalip and his wife Pernelle McCalip, Santa Maria, California; her niece Meghan McCalip Gracida and her husband Memo Gracida, Santa Ynez, California; her nephew John McCalip and his wife Selena McCalip, Nipomo, California; her great niece, Maklyn McCalip and great nephew, Deklin McCalip, Nipomo, California; her aunt Bert Forbes, and husband Harry Forbes, Hollister, California; her cousin Charlana Cowger, San Antonio, Texas; and numerous relatives in the Central Valley of California and in Oklahoma.
Thanks to all her good friends. Special thanks to Dr. Deborah Villa of SLO Oncology and Hematology Health Center, and Dr. Margaret Elfering. The family would like to thank Jeanette Reyes for her loving care of Janet. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Minerva Club Building Preservation Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 881, Santa Maria, CA 93458. Arrangements are under the direction of Dudley Hoffman Mortuary, Crematory and Memory Gardens.


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