NORTH FORK — Elizabeth Janet Morris passed away Dec. 29, 2019 in her North Fork
home. Most knew her as Jan. She was born March 8th, 1929 in Stanbridge,
Bedfordshire, England. Her parents Frederick and Gladys Eames were
farmers in a small village called Leighton Buzzard.
As a young girl Jan worked on the farm and was studying to be a pharmacist. Once World War II broke out Jan and her older sister Barbara helped protect the familyfarm from Nazi spies parachuting into the countryside. She earned the nickname “Dirt Track Liz” for how fast she could run away from the
In 1946 at age 17 she met American Soldier Edward Sigliano. They married
in her village Leighton Buzzard. On July 19, 1946 they took the ten day
journey by ship, on the SS John Erickson to America. They lived in
Massachussetts for a time then moved to Oregon. During this time they
had three children Richard, JoAnne and Janet. During her time in Oregon
Jan worked with reverend Billy Graham. Jan and Edward divorced and Jan
moved to California.
In 1953 Jan was proud to become a naturalized
citizen. She married Vernon Zickefoose in 1958 and gained a new stepson
Terry. In 1959 she gave birth to her son David. The family grew up in
southern California, Fullerton and Placentia areas. Jan worked hard as a
waitress during these years. Vernon passed away in 1968.
In 1978 Jan moved to Oakhurst then to North Fork with then husband John Morris. She
acquired two step daughters Sherry and Jeanette. That is a total of seven
kids! She got her real estate brokers license in 1980. She was a
successful realtor for over 30 years until retirement.
Jan loved people. She had a heart of gold and helped many people in need
through out her life. She made many friends and was beloved by her
family. She was always positive, witty with a great sense of humor and
alot of fun to be around. She will be so missed! Jan is survived by her
children; Richard Sigliano, JoAnne Jones, Terry Zickefoose, Janet
Wheeler, David Zickefoose, Sherry Gassaway, Jeanette Dywer, many
grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday January 11 at 11:00 am at the Sierra Chapel, 49269 Road 426, Oakhurst, Ca 93644.