Janice Lahr

Janice Hedeman Lahr, 95, died Nov. 18, 2018.

Mrs. Lahr was born in Boston, Massachusetts. In 1945 she married Larry Sakin and moved to Tucson. They opened Town and Sports, a woman’s apparel shop. After their divorce in 1955, she enrolled at the University of Arizona, receiving a degree in business administration. She then attended law school as a part-time student, while taking care of her two young children. After six years she received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. Shortly after, she married Herbert Lahr. In 1969 she was hired as one of the first women prosecutors for the City of Tucson, retiring after 32 years in office.

Mrs. Lahr is survived by her daughters, Vicki (Michael) Schwager and Patty (Jon) Small, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbinic Chaplain Sandra Wortzel officiating.