Janice Jorgensen

August 8, 1939May 5, 2019

On Sunday, May 5, 2019, Janice Jorgensen, passed away at the age of 79.

Jan was born August 8, 1939 to her parents Kenneth and June Ossinger. Together with Gordon Jorgensen, Jan raised daughter Kathy, and sons Ken, Casey and Randy. She has ten grandchildren, Kathy's children Matthew, Michelle, Michael and Melissa; Ken's children Jamee and Andrew; Casey's children Nikolas and Sonja; and Randy's children Kennedy and Grace.

When her kids were growing she was very involved with their hockey lives - driving to practices and games, and up to Canada every other weekend; she was the "team mom" and a fixture at the rink, and helped organize Sno-King Amateur Hockey Association. She worked for the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office for many years, retiring as the sheriff's spokesperson where she would be called out at all hours to help explain often horrible circumstances. She took great pride in her job, and loved the deputies and officers she worked with.

Jan was preceded in death by her father Ken, mother June and brother Tim, and is survived by her brother Dick Ossinger.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Gold Creek Community Church 4326 148th St SE, Mill Creek, WA 98012. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue at


  • Memorial Service Saturday, May 11, 2019


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Beverly Eskelin King

May 10, 2019

As a fellow hockey mom, I have so many fond memories of our time together in the ice rink and on the road traveling to games in Canada. Randy rode with me to so many games. My fondest memory is the time Jan wore a new pair of dark blue jeans. By the time we got to Canada, her beautiful white legs were dyed blue from the jeans. We giggled many times when we thought about it. She was such a good sport. We worked together on many hockey events. You will forever be in my heart with memories, and around us all in spirit. Love and miss you dear friend.

Karen Martinson

May 9, 2019

Where do I begin? I have so many great memories of your precious mom. Of course most of them are hysterical because we really did get into a lot of mischief. Neither one of us would drink BUT she introduced me to the coffee nudge....we actually had two each. Then the giggles would begin. When we would go out on boat she was thrilled and we had a ball. You know we really wanted to be related. We figured if my daughter, AnneMarie, and Randy would get married we would be in-laws. We even planned on wearing teal to the wedding. WELL that just didn’t happen. They were the best of friends but it just wasn’t to be. So then I figured if I could get my brother and her together we could be sisters in law. As hard as we tried with our silly antics that didn’t work either. But the adventures with our plans provided us with memories to last a lifetime. One time on our boat we went out for a day but had to be back early so that she and I could go to a hockey game at the Tacoma Dome. As the entry in the log I kept on the boat said ..... I referred to Jan as the “rowdy Jan”. At the game where Casey was a referee I had to laugh at her reaction when as the referring crew came out on the ice the crowd began yelling “here come the three blind mice!!” She was so mad as she turned around and scowled....later saying “and who invited them!!” Of course if Randy was playing baseball she would yell “dump the ump” over and over. She was hysterically funny. One time when we invited her to go on the dinner train with the coast guard I had fun with her in the winery when after she got in the restroom I changed the signs from women to men and pointed it our when she came out. Of course she was shocked and we laughed.
I could go on and on. The mice in her townhome was another crazy time. Of course my brother teased her about having Tom and Jerry living in her place.
All we’d have to say is “mouse” and she’d scream and run.
Well I’m out of space. Your mom was the very best friend EVER!!

Carrie Strine (murphy)

May 8, 2019

I grew up with your family we lived in same neighborhood and Kathy babysat my self and brother . your mom was so involved in the hockey at sno king Arena . I have several wonderful memories that will live on. So sorry for your loss just remember she will always be with you all