Janice G (Miller) Moss (1937 - 2018)

  • - Chad Schrum
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  • "Very special lady, Ms. Janice"
    - Jeanann Boisvert

"The greatest thing you can do for another being is to provide unconditional love." -Ram Daas.

Janice G Miller Moss left this earth and returned to the universe on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Juneau, Alaska. She suffered a massive stroke in 2005 which took her mobility and pneumonia eventually ended her time here. Regardless, in the 13 years in-between while living at Wildflower Court, she managed to find joy in simple daily routine, family, friends, and familiar faces.

Born on July 3, 1937, she grew up with two sisters, Pat and Sandra, in upstate New York. She lived in Florida and Tennessee before moving with her family to Juneau in 1979. She married twice, brought families together with love, collecting children along the way. She was always a steady rock in the stream.

Through the years, Janice was a dental assistant, administrative assistant, homemaker, show dog trainer, exotic animal caregiver, bear observer, Forest Service interpreter, dog lover, avid hiker, world traveler, good listener, and loving mother. She enjoyed appreciating and collecting art, listening to music, attending theater, and being in nature. Beauty, in both body and spirit, walked with her. She devoted time volunteering at Perseverance Theater, Juneau Jazz and Classics, and the Juneau World Affairs Council.

Janice was also a deeply spiritual person who explored many faiths during her life. She particularly trusted in the love, compassion, forgiveness, and fellowship of all their teachings and communities. For her, these were the true nature of God and the universe.

Janice was someone who was able to love others unconditionally, the greatest gift. Her heart was open and true and we will deeply miss her presence.

Please join friends and family for remembrance and celebration of Janice on a walk to one of her favorite places, Boy Scout Beach, at 10am on July 3, 2018.

Published in The Juneau Empire from May 27 to June 26, 2018