Col. Janice A. Albert, U.S.A.F. retired, went home to the Lord on May 6, 2008, surrounded by loved ones after a long illness.
Janice was born on June 30, 1921, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Janice was a graduate of Evansville College where she attained her nursing degree. She also went on to study at Catholic University in Washington, D.C., having received her master degree in administration.
Janice was able to see the world, having been in the United State Air Force for 30 years. Janice was very much about her faith, family and friends. Her deep faith, belief in God and commitment to her Epiphany Episcopal Church Community was of total importance. She was involved in the Episcopal Women's Club and the Altar Vestry. Another of Janice's major affiliations, was the Fisher House at Travis Air Force Base where she remained active until her illness.
She held close ties to her family and believed that family was of first and foremost importance. Janice had a plethora of friends. Wherever she was, she always knew most everyone and loved seeing and visiting as well as entertaining in her home.
Janice will always be remembered for carrying in her shoulder bag her loving Yorkie terrier that was a trademark. Wherever Janice was, so went the doggie.
She had a strong connection throughout her military career and retirement with the Military Community Healthcare Foundation. Janice was also a charter member of the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce and had remained very active over the years. Among many of Janice's accomplishments, she was respected for having been the first female command flight nurse in 1969.
At the height of the Vietnam War, Janice was assigned to Travis Air Force Base, David Grant USAF Medical Center, where she held the classification of chief nurse/ director of nursing service. After retiring in 1973 at Travis Air Force Base, she ventured into yet another profession and was known to have been a very successful agent and was honored yearly as being the top female producing agent for John Hancock Insurance and Investments.
Janice had a very strong connection with the Oakland A's baseball team and had been a season ticket holder for years, always being seen with friends, giving interviews and making it a point to stop by and pick up burritos at Vasquez Deli and pasta at Burger City. Those were her staples and never changed.
Janice is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Melvin I. and Marge Albert of Falls Church, Va. She also leaves numerous nieces and nephews to mourn her passing.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Epiphany Episcopal Church with the Rev. S. J. Leonetti officiating. Janice will be laid to rest with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
A reception will follow the funeral at the new Mission on the Hill, 1300 East Monte Vista Ave., Vacaville, Calif.
Janice always loved the symphony and in keeping with her spirit and wishes, memorial contributions may be made to the Solano Community Symphony, P.O. Box 154, Fairfield, CA 94533.
Arrangements are by Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 455-7700.