Janet Hickox Radford

January 21, 1924January 8, 2020

Janet Louise Hickox passed away peacefully on January 8, 2020 at her residence. Janet was born in Portland, Oregon Jan 21, 1924 to Julia Mary Emma Brandes Hickox and Charles Dayton Hickox. Janet attended Beaumont Grade School, Grant High School, and Oregon State College, receiving her bachelor’s degree in Secretarial Science in 1947. She was a member of Alpha Chi Sorority and Mortar Board Society.

She met Wesley Ervin Radford in 1946. They married Sept 2, 1947 in Portland and settled in Corvallis while Wes finished his college studies at Oregon State. Their first daughter Juliane Marie was born in 1948 and second daughter, Catherine Louise was born in 1951 in Portland.

She was involved in many volunteer activities, such as Albertina Kerr, Assistance League among others. She assisted in free dental clinics, was a docent for OHSU, assisted at our local polling place during elections, and served on several advisory boards. She was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church serving on many committees, Sunday School, Bible Studies and choir. Janet was also a member of Lutheran Chorale and sang in the church choirs both at Faith and later at St Matthew Lutheran.

During the last 12 years of her life, Janet lived at Anna’s Place, the memory care unit of Hearthstone at Murray Hill. She was lovingly cared for by the staff and caregivers of Rose House.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley. She is survived by her sister Shirley Berry of Las Vegas,NV; daughters Juliane Cross of Beaverton, OR and Catherine Warr (Michael) of Rio Vista, CA; her grandchildren Sara Cross Bickford (Aaron), Megan Avina (Dan) and Scott Warr (Shayna); and her great-grandchildren Phoenix Warr, Abigail and Wesley Avina. Also many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service was held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Hearthstone Murrayhill. In lieu of flowers the family requests remembrances be made to Hospice Care of the Northwest: 6130 NE 78th Ct. STE C-10 Portland, OR 97218.


  • A memorial service was held on Monday, January 13, 2020


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Judy Corso

January 20, 2020

Dear Julie and family, I remember Janet fondly when I visited my mother, Alice, at the Rose house. Mom and Janet were next door neighbors there for five years. Janet’s sweet smile and love of singing brightened my day. I also enjoyed your company during the singalongs when we occasionally met up. Your loving devotion to your mother is admirable.
Judy Corso

Robert Archibald

January 20, 2020

Dear Julie and the rest of Janet's family,
It was with mixed sorrow and joy that I read of Janet's passing. I have very fond memories of meeting with Janet (and later with Julie) and admiring her as a truly nice, sweet, loving, caring woman of faith. She is now in a better place but will be missed and remembered by all who had the pleasure and privilege of knowing her.


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