She graduated from Pound High School in 1957. After moving to the harbor, she worked as a clerk and a janitor before finally becoming a receptionist for the Willapa Harbor Herald until her retirement in 1998. Janice married David Wampler in 1960; together they had three daughters, and they later divorced. She married the love of her life, Freddie Wilson, in April of 1974. Freddie brought two sons and a daughter to the family and together they had a son. They raised all seven children in Raymond. Freddie preceded her in death March 2, 1996.
Janice was a member of the Raymond Eagles, the Red Hat Society, CrossRoads Church in Raymond, and volunteered for the host reading program at Raymond Elementary School. She enjoyed gardening, walking, traveling, Lifetime movies, cooking for family and crocheting.
Janice is survived by three sons, Dennis (Kelly) Wilson of Bellevue, Roger Wilson of Port Angeles, and Gary Wilson of San Francisco; four daughters, Denise (Doug) Phillips of Elko, Nevada, Susan Holt (Bryan Jackson) of Olympia, Marcia (Sean) Brandel of Bothell, and Patty (Graciano) Rubio of Keizer, Oregon. She is also survived by a brother, Carson (Shirley) Boggs, of Raymond; sisters Violet (Mel) Corbit of South Bend, Mary Jane (Robert) Sturgill of New Bern, North Carolina, a sister-in-law, Joyce (John) Gerow, of South Bend, and her “sister in spirit” Rosa (Paul) Wampler of Raymond; 14 grandchildren and five great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins and special niece, Cathy (Curt) Whited, of Raymond also survive Janice. She was preceded in death by brothers Burt, Odell, Wilburn, Elmo, Elbert, Calvin, Charles and Donald, a sister Geneva and a granddaughter Elena Rubio.
Memorials in Janice’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, September 23, at the CrossRoads Church in Raymond. Arrangements are in care of Stoller’s Mortuary in Raymond. You may visit www.StollersMortuary.com to leave condolences for the family.