Janice Jannie Louise Corak Anderson
November 15, 1936 – November 20, 2010
Janice Louise Anderson, 74, passed away in the loving arms of her children, on November 20, 2010 after a prolonged illness. She was born November 15, 1936 in Hollister, Idaho to Marko Pete and Ethel Corak, Janice was the youngest of ten children and attended Hollister grade school, graduating from Filer High in 1954. Although not enlisted in the military, Janice was quite a dancer and so loved dancing with the officers at the NCO club where she waitressed. These were the first in a long line of Janice’s admirers. In 1954, Janice married Ernest Ashford and from this union was blessed with three children – Rhonda, Pete, and Allison. Ernie and Janice did a bit of globe-trotting, living in such varied places as Idaho, Michican, Kansas, Virginia, and finally a grand adventure in Maracaibo Venezuela, where Janice took painting lessons, honed her Spanish, and enjoyed the finer things in life. Janice’s second marriage to Delbert Whitney yielded “her caboose”, Camille, who was raised in Hollister, Idaho. It was then that Janice found her love for her mini farm with her chickens, turkeys, sheep, cats, dogs, raspberry and blackberry bushes, and an orphaned wild mustang found in the high desert which she bottle fed by hand with a mixture of ground oats and evaporated milk. In 1991, after the children had left, Janice moved to Twin Falls and began her big city adventure. From her condo, she took organ lessons, shopped ‘til she dropped, went to concerts, was a woman about town going everwhere on her electric scooter, and finally met, fell in love with, and married her trumpet playing jazz man, Bruce Anderson. Janice was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and maintained a strong faith throughout a life of adversity. Janice was a remarkable woman. She will be remembered for her love of family, music, dancing, thirst for knowledge, courage, strength, and above all her radiant smile, which she kept until the very end. Janice is survived by her brother Jim Corak (Betty), sister Alice Knight, her four children - Rhonda Noh (Bill Bryant) of Hollister, Pete Ashford (Dana) of Atlanta, Georgia, Allison Kerr of Caldwell, and Camille Barigar (Shawn) of Twin Falls, eight grandchildren, and one great grandson. Never were children so loved by their mother and grandmother. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 24 at White Morturary “Chapel by the Park”. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Memorial contributions are welcome to assist with Multiple Sclerosis research and treatment to the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at 6901 W. Emerald St. #207, Boise, ID 83704-8660 or online at www.CureMSIdaho.org. to share a memory of Janice or offer condolences to Janice’s family please visit www.whitemortuary.com
- Celebration of Life Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Janice Jannie Louise Corak Anderson
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January 8, 2011
We have loved Aunt Janice and visited her over the years whenever possible, and we sense the loss especially when we pass through. We were able to attend her funeral and we enjoyed the love and respect we observed there; it was a great reminder of Janice's life.
Just note that we have a few pictures of Janice over the years, and we did take a video of the funeral (missed a little) which we will make available, eventually.
With Love and Sympathy,
Laron & Margo Huddleston
Jane (Chadwick) Payne
November 28, 2010
Janice had the ability to make everyone feel as if they were her best friend. I loved Janice and appreciated her friendship through the years. I also appreciated you kids. I admired the way you loved your mother and how you made her life full and rich.
My sincere sympathy to you as you mourn the loss of such an influential woman, and my great happiness that she no longer suffers physical pain.
November 24, 2010
We grieve for the loss of a beautiful human being. We grieve for the loss of a delightful personality and contagious smile. We grieve for the loss of a wonderful little sister. We rejoice that she is tethered no more by disease and pain. We rejoice that somewhere in GOD's Eternity Janice can dance once again. We pray for comfort and blessings on each one of you...that you find many reasons for Thanksgiving in your time of loss.
Roz and Alice (We loved you Janice...we love you still...you will be in our hearts forever!)
White Mortuary and Crematory "Chapel by the Park"
November 23, 2010
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.