Born: Flandreau, South Dakota on 21 May 1936

Passed away: Kyle, Texas on 15 August 2019

Aged: 83 years

Funeral Date: 21 September 2019

Service Details

A celebration of life is set to be held at Dream Catcher Farms in New Waverly, TX September (TBD), 2019. Details to follow.

The Story

"I did it my way" is the name of a song by one of Jan's favorite musicians, Frank Sinatra. Those who knew Jan would likely agree, that it also perfectly captures the spirit and life ethos that she lived by.

Jan Mims was born in Flandreau, South Dakota, May 21st 1936 and settled in Texas where she lived most of her life. With a passion for horses, dogs, slot machines and black coffee, Jan definitely had her share of adventures during her lifetime. A bona fide card player, Jan was untouchable at Rummy. During the 2000's she was often spotted driving down FM 1488 with 3 large Weimaraners sticking out of the sunroof! Jan and Tommy founded Dream Catcher Farms where they created so many wonderful memories with family and friends.

Janet Rae Mims is survived by her partner Tommy Davidson; her children, Trisha Hurley, Susan Karvelis and Robert Martinez along with their spouses, Chris Hurley and Kris Bodee Martinez; grandchildren Kristin Angulo Hurley, grandson-in-law Luis Angulo; Cary Castille, grand-daughter-in-law Amy Castille, Andrew Karvelis, Megan Martinez, Max Martinez; and 2 great-granchildren Amelie Angulo Hurley and Clyde Castille.

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SIRE is an amazing nonprofit that was near and dear to Jan's heart.
Anyone who would like to make a donation to a SIRE can do so here:

The mission of SIRE is to improve the quality of life for people with special needs through therapeutic horsemanship activities and therapies, and educational outreach.

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I imagine Pegasus, allowing Jan to ride him,
Who says no to Jan?
to ride together above the Dream Catcher Farm...... Life is still beautiful ... We miss you jan.

Miguel Angulo shared a video.


I always enjoyed being around Jan...she was an amazing woman...and admired her strength and tenacity. She will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Ronalyn Hurley


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Dedicated to Maw Maw who always did it her way. Love Luis and Kristin

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I love it!

Miguel Angulo