Sponsored obituary: Janet B. Roach 6/20/38-1/25/06
Janet Roach, of Lake of the Pines, died at her home on January 25th after a brief but
courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
Surrounded by the love and support of her family and friends throughout her illness, Janet inspired us all with her acceptance and optimism. She was 67.
Born on June 20, 1938 in San Francisco, Janet remembered with great fondness
her idyllic teenage years in the 50’s. Later she attended San Jose State University
and worked at Hoberg’s Resort during the summer where she met Bill. They were
married on April 24, 1960 and lived in the Bay Area. They moved to Nevada County in 1973 where she worked in real estate. She had a bright mind, and her keen attention to the details of finance and investing played a major part in the successful
management of the family’s assets.
She is survived by her husband William Roach, daughters Andrea Roach of Ananda in Assisi, Italy, and Gina Wasley (Tony Wasley) of Spring Creek, Nevada, and her two grandchildren McKenzie and Kayden Wasley whom she loved very much.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Constance Jane and Harris Dixon Bogue, and her brother Charles Myron Bogue.
An intelligent, vibrant lady with a true gift for friendship, Janet was especially known for her ability to see the best in other people. She cherished every card, phone call, and visit during her illness and never lost her sense of humor. She was an avid golfer (serving as captain of her golf club in 1991) and enjoyed playing bridge and pinochle. She and Bill both shared a love of dancing. Janet also enjoyed traveling and had many fun adventures with family and friends. Recently Janet toured the splendor of the Grand Canyon with her husband Bill and had visited her daughter in Italy.
Janet was a life long Methodist and a very dedicated member of Sierra Pines United Methodist Church where she served whole-heartedly on many committees and fund raising activities. Having had several friends who were breast cancer survivors, Janet had also been inspired to become a volunteer and advocate for the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.
Her generous and thoughtful spirit touched many lives and she will be very much missed.
A Celebration of Life Memorial service will be held at Sierra Pines United Methodist Church on Saturday, February 11, at 2:00 pm. (22559 West Hacienda Dr., located just outside of Lake of the Pines)
Donations in her memory may be given to Hospice of the Foothills or Sierra
Pines United Methodist Church or the cancer organization of your choice. We especially would like to thank the wonderful staff and caregivers of Hospice and at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (in particular 2 North).
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