Janice Louise Dodge Edwards

Janice Louise Dodge Edwards

Janice Louise Dodge Edwards, age 88, passed away peacefully at home December 27, 2012. Born to Raymond A. Dodge, Sr. and Esther C. Wiese Dodge, April 22, 1924, Puyallup, WA. She was raised in the Sand Point and View Ridge area of Seattle, attending Bryant Elem, Roosevelt HS and graduated from the U of W, with a B.S. in Nursing, in 1947. She trained at Harborview and worked many years as a nurse at Maynard and Children's Orthopedic Hospital, Santa Barbara Cottage and Stanford Lane Hospitals, in CA.

Later in life, she returned to nursing, as Nursing Supervisor, at Bayview Manor Retirement Home, in Seattle, for 14 years. Her friendships were long and numerous, many lasting a lifetime. She was a touchstone for many. She was active with her Rainbow Girls/Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, her Basic 27s UofW Nursing Class, her Bridge Club and her Church Book Group. Janice was a passionate genealogist, recently compiling a beautiful family tree photo book and notebook of family memoirs. The family thanks the Hospice, agency staff, friends and family, who have helped make her transition full of grace and dignity. She is survived by her four children, Chad, JoAnne, Matt, James and step-son, Jack Jr. She has seven grandchildren: Casey, Aaron, Janelle, Berina, Shawn, Nathan and Kaleen. She has three great-grandchildren: Noah, Sterling and Hannah, whom have been a joy to her. She also has eight step-grandchildren and twelve step-great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Raymond A. Dodge, Jr., sister Evelyn Joneson and sister-in-law Gwynne Dodge. She relatives and friends that she cherishes. She was pre-deceased by her husband, John (Jack) Donald Edwards, Sr., brother Donald Dodge, sister-in-law Eunice Royce Dodge, brother-in-law Kingsley Joneson and step-daughter, Gayle Johnston. She was our Rock of Gibraltar and we will miss her very much.

There will be a Memorial, Sat., January 19, 2013, 1:30 pm, at Sunset Hills Funeral Home, 1215 145th Pl. S.E., Bellevue, WA 98007.

Funeral Home

Sunset Hills Funeral Home
1215 145th Place SE Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 746-1400

Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 13, 2013