HOUSE COMMEMORATION NO. 1018
Introduced by: Representatives Elliott, Blake, Gibson, Kloucek, Rozum, Schaefer, Sigdestad,
and Street and Senators Buhl, Rave, and Tieszen
A LEGISLATIVE COMMEMORATION, Honoring best-selling author, J.A. Jance.
WHEREAS, J.A. Jance was born in Watertown, South Dakota, and lived for a short time on a
farm near Marvin, South Dakota. She moved to Arizona with her parents because her father needed
to be in a hot, dry climate for health reasons; and
WHEREAS, J.A. Jance fondly remembers summers in South Dakota visiting Mount Rushmore,
petting the burros, fishing on Big Stone Lake with her maternal grandfather, Fourth of July
celebrations in Milbank, climbing in the haymow on her aunt and uncle's farm at the age of four, and
accidentally wrecking her cousin's cowboy chaps; and
WHEREAS, J.A. Jance has never forgotten her roots and mentions in her short biographical
sketch in the back of her books that she was born in South Dakota. She relishes the fact that she grew
up with South Dakota values, such as hard work, honoring one's parents, being a good friend, and
never giving up. She still loves life, but lutefisk _ not so much; and
WHEREAS, J.A. Jance triumphed over adversity to become a writer. She has been a New York
best-selling author for years with her characters J.P. Beaumont, Ali Reynolds, and Joanna
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT COMMEMORATED, by the Eighty-seventh Legislature of the
State of South Dakota, that J.A. Jance is recognized as a daughter of South Dakota and
congratulated for her many achievements over her lifetime.
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