JANIS RUTH BASKE COLCHESTER - Janis Ruth Baske, 77, passed away peacefully of natural causes on April 14, 2010. She is survived by her son, Hugo Baske and her son-in-law, Bruce Finney, both of Colchester. She was born in Daly City, Calif. and lived the majority of her life in San Diego. Her most proud accomplishment was the period of her life when she was a ballroom dance instructor. Additionally, she was a homemaker, owned and operated a delicatessen, and for 12 years worked with organizations that focused on the needs of individuals with AIDS. She moved to Vermont in 2004, and spent her retirement years in South Burlington. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (www.stjude.org
). Arrangements by the Ready Funeral and Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Rd., Burlington.