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Janis Urban "Jay" 1962-2010 BRATTLEBORO Janis "Jay" Urban, (Prevost) of Warren, RI passed from this life on the morning of September 3, 2010 after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. Born at Loring Air Force Base in Limestone, Maine in 1962, she was the daughter of the late Janice Prevost (Gibbons) and the late Maj. Albert F. Prevost. Raised in Brattleboro Vt., she lived for many years in Warren on the shores of her much loved Kickemuit River, with her Husband David of 24 years. Besides her Husband, she leaves two sisters; Laurie Holcombe of Stafford Va. and Kerrie LeGeros of West Warwick, R.I., and a brother, Al Prevost of Leavenworth., Wash. She is also survived by her Life- Long Best Friend, Cheryl Duggan of Brattleboro, Vt.; three Nieces: Kathy Flanagan of West Warwick, R.I., Janis and Amy Holcombe, both of Stafford, Va.; a Nephew, James LeGeros of Smithville, Texas and a Great Niece, Marley Flanagan of West Warwick, R.I. Janis was a Diagnostic Imaging Clinical Manager for Amerinet in Providence, R.I. for 15 years. In this position, she was awarded Manager of the Year for three consecutive years. Prior to that, she worked at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, Mass. as a Senior Medical Buyer for many years. She was a 1980 Graduate of Brattleboro Union High School, Brattleboro, Vt., and attended Roger Williams University and the University of Rhode Island. Janis served as Recording Secretary for the Warren Conservation Commission for many years, and was an active volunteer for Save The Bay, contributing to many Wildlife and Habitat Restoration Projects. She was also the Recording Secretary for the Kickemuit River Council. As an officer of the Laurel Park Improvement Association (LPIA), Janis authored and was awarded five Environmental Grants from Private, Federal and State agencies to restore the LPIA Marsh and Wetlands area. She was also awarded six consecutive Earth Day Grants by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. An avid kayaker, gardener, poet and Amateur naturalist, she was happiest when on the Kickemuit River. She thanks those who walked through the darkness with her, and turned it to light and peace: her amazing husband, her sisters Laurie ("Lolly") and Kerrie, and her many friends. Her love of life and joyful spirit touched the many people who loved her and shared her life. FUNERAL NOTICE: Arrangements are with SMITH FUNERAL & MEMORIAL SERVICES, 8 Schoolhouse Rd, Warren, where family will receive friends, Saturday 1 to 4 p.m. Committal service will be private Instead of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to The Rhode Island Community Food Bank, 200 Niantic Ave., Providence, RI 02907 or Save The Bay, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905.

Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Sept. 8, 2010
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