Janice Hughes

  • "Little did we know at the time, but life begins just as..."
    - Paul and Cathy
  • "Thinking about you today Janice. I sure do miss you."
    - Roberta Sanders
  • "I had the pleasure of meeting Janice many years ago and..."
    - Marti Reeve
  • "Janice was a wonderful, dear friend whose warm, loving,..."
  • "Loving Memories of Janice will forever be a light in my..."
    - Lisa Huerta-Storey

Janice Lorene Hughes, 65, of Anchorage, passed away April 9, 2013 at her home. Janice was born February 20, 1948 to Paul and Mildred Kimberling in Merced CA. She lived in Alaska from 1953 -55, while her father served in the Army. Janice grew up living in Albuquerque, graduating from college in Vista California.

She returned to Alaska with her young children in 1981, residing in Anchorage until her death. She met her second husband, Preston Hughes in 1988, they married on February 14, 1995 in La Vegas.

Janice worked for ML&P from 1992 to 1996, leaving to work for the MOA until 1999. Janice began her life's career as a Massage Therapist in 1993. She devoted her life to healing others with her enormous energy, knowledge and talent until her death.

Janice was dearly loved by her clients, friends and family. Janice's dedication to her practice was shown in her unwavering search for knowledge and new skills, with which she pushed the bounds of healing. Janice never stopped learning new techniques and applying new ideas in her massage practice.

Many of her clients lived more comfortable, happy and productive lives because of her skills and enthusiasm for her practice. She was loved by her family, friends and by her clients. She deeply loved her clients, as she thought of them like her "extended" family.

Janice is survived by husband, Preston Hughes; sons Paul and Jonathan Parrish; daughter Kimberly Reynolds; daughter-in-laws Cathy and Lesle, son-in-law Jason, and her grandchildren Aaron, Emily, Rosie, Jackson, Olivia and Zachary. She was the light of her family's life.

The greatest joys and love of her life were her family and the looks of relief on the faces of her clients after a session. She will be dearly missed by her family, friends and clients. The world lost a wonderful and beautiful soul with her passing.

Her memorial service will be held Sunday, April 28th at 2 p.m. at the Evergreen Memorial Chapel, 737 E. Street in Anchorage. In lieu of flowers, guests are encouraged to bring a dish for the potluck immediately after the service.

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Evergreen Memorial Chapel - Anchorage
737 E Street
Anchorage, AK 99501
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2013
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