Our beloved and cherished Janice passed away on Feb. 16, 2014, in Grass Valley, Calif. after a long struggle with multiple medical issues.
A celebration of life for Janice will occur at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Nevada City Elks Lodge, 518 Hwy. 49.
Janice was born in Ely, Nev., on Nov. 15, 1934, to Grant and Josie Hutchings. Her family moved to Reno when she was 2 years old.
Jan attended Reno schools, including Reno High School, where she met the love of her life, Jerry. Jan and Jerry married each other in 1951 and enjoyed more than 62 years of life together. They loved each other deeply and devoted themselves to their marriage, children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and friends.
In 1983, Jan and Jerry became “parents” again when their daughter, Sharon, passed away and they welcomed their sons, Travis and Patrick, into their home.
Although Janice was employed in various occupations in her younger years, her joy was in taking care of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and including them when going on camping trips, travels, baking cookies, reading stories, card games and games of Rummikub and Tri Ominos.
Jan is survived by her husband, Jerry; children Gerald and Dena Morris, Jo Lee and Richard Wickes; grandchildren Travis and Cherie Marriott, Patrick Mariott, Ryan and Angela Wickes, Michael Wickes and Shane Wickes; granddaughters Julie, Nicole and Liberty; great-grandchildren Maddison, Tyler, Ellie, Makayla, Devin, Kai, Kingston, Angelina, Gilberto, Isabell, Bralio and Diego; brother, Eugene Hutchings; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Sharon; her parents; sisters Catherine Winslow and Helen Selover; and brothers Grant and Don Hutchings.
The family wishes to thank Grass Valley doctors Heather Lucas-Ross, William Newsome Jr. and David Campbell, Hospice of the Foothills and Dr. Raja Sivamani of UC Davis.
In lieu of flowers, donations to your favorite charity would be appreciated.