Brown Mortuary Service

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Janice Macalyn Trana

November 8, 1944March 12, 2020

Janice Macalyn Trana beloved wife and mother, passed away at Peace Health in Vancouver, Washington on Thursday March 12th. Janice was born on November 8, 1944 in Elma, Washington to James and Jessie (Hoover) Williams. Janice graduated from Monticello High School, Monticello, California. Janice began a career in Law Enforcement as a clerk at the Ocean Shores Police Department in the 1960s. She left the Ocean Shores Police Department in 1970 with the rank of Sargent and was hired by Sheriff Dan Redmond as a secretary. In 1971, Janice became a patrol deputy, and was then promoted to Detective Sargent and worked sex offense cases. She was the first woman in the agency to be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the patrol. Janice retired while working as a Detective in 1986. Janice married the love of her life Brian Trana on September 5, 1982 in Lacey, Washington. The family moved to Morton in 1990 to raise their children and moved to Centralia in 2011. Janice enjoyed family gatherings, camping, fishing, hunting, knitting, and crocheting. She was also a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Centralia. Janice is preceded in death by her parents, James and Jessie Williams, two sisters, Betty Compton and Lynn Heatley, and a great granddaughter, Sophie Piccolo. Janice is survived by her husband, Brian Trana, her children, Don Piccolo, Jeremy Trana, and Andrew Trana, her sisters, Gladys Woodruff, June Lewis, and Jessie Glen-Zabloudil, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Janice was laid to rest at Claquato Cemetery in Chehalis on March 31st. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Janice will be greatly missed by her family and friends.


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Diane Sawtell

March 24, 2020

A great friend who we enjoyed time at the Ocean with her and Brian. Great get together at her house. She was so thoughtful, caring and fun. Had so many laughs. She is missed so much. Prayers are for her family enjoy all the memories