STEEN, Janice Mae (Age 86) Was welcomed into this world on January 19, 1926 by her parents William (Thorne) and Alma S. Grimmer and her brothers Edward and Robert and sister Laurine. On January 10, 2013 they all welcomed her into Heaven. On August 2, 1947 she married the love of her life, Donald J. Steen, who has been awaiting her arrival in heaven since April 30, 2005. Janice graduated from North Central High School in 1944. She worked for Burgan's Furniture store and then for her dad at Grimmer Transfer, where she got re-acquainted with Don. After taking a break to have children, she went back to work as a bookkeeper for Larry Stanley at Empire Bolt & Screw, until she retired. Janice sang in the choir at Messiah Lutheran Church and facilitated the decorations and food setup for various receptions. She was a member of ABWA for many years, and active with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. She and Don enjoyed travelling, camping, boating, hole-e-board and bowling for many years with family and friends. Janice brought smiles to all with her sponge cakes, practical jokes and terrific sense of humor. Don and Janice welcomed four children into this world. The oldest, Daniel, has been waiting for them to join him since he was three days old. Then came Julie, Gary and Carol. Julie lives in Fairbanks, Alaska with her husband, Ken Converse and their four sons, Jeremy, Jason and Carla and their son Noah; Jonathan and Amity and their daughters, Gracie, Kaelee and Abigail; and Joshua. Gary lives in Colbert with his wife, Vicki. Carol lives in Highland's Ranch, Colorado with her husband, Dave Rowe and daughter, Kelly and Jason and their son Hunter. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, January 19 at 11:00 am at Heritage Funeral Home.
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Heritage Funeral Home
508 North Government Way
Spokane, WA 99224
Published in Spokesman-Review from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, 2013