Janice Mae Reeve Ogle, 72, passed away of natural causes at home in Anchorage on Oct. 13, 2015. Janice was born on April 16, 1943, at old Providence Hospital in Anchorage, Territory of Alaska to Robert "Bob" and Janice "Tilly" Reeve. She graduated from Anchorage High School and then the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, earning a BBA. During the course of her studies, she moonlighted as a stewardess for Interior Airways. Following graduation, she joined Reeve Aleutian Airways and flew over 10,000 hours for her airline. Her travels were extensive, broad-ranging, and full of fun! As the years passed, she moved on to airline management, finishing her career as Vice President, In-Flight Services, Corporate Secretary and member of the Board of Directors of The Reeve Corporation and its subsidiaries. In January 1972, she married William E. "Bill" Ogle in Las Vegas, Nev. They resided in Anchorage, Alaska until his untimely death in 1984. Janice was a lifetime member of the Alaska Aviation (Heritage) Museum, Alaska Airman's Association, and the Museum of the Aleutians. Janice loved flying and jumped at the chance to take a joyride with whomever offered! Her other interests included traveling, reading, writing, gardening, berry and wildflower picking, beach combing and spending time at her home in Cold Bay, Alaska. One of her favorite pastimes was attending Polar Bear Plunges throughout Alaska. She made annual trips to many Alaskan towns to participate in the fun and support the fundraisers. She had taken the "plunge" from Barrow to Juneau, and multiple towns in between. She was affectionately known as "Aunt J" by her treasured nieces and nephews. She will be remembered as adventurous, witty, generous, caring, gregarious and kind. What a Lady! She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ogle; parents, Bob and Tilly Reeve; and sister Roberta Reeve Sheldon. She is survived by her three brothers, Richard, David and Whitham Reeve; many treasured nieces and nephews; and by lifelong friend Willi Hopson. Her ashes will join her late husband's in Cold Bay, Alaska. Bon Voyage, JRO! R.I.P. In honor of Janice, her family will be hosting a "Going Away Party" at the Alaska Aviation Museum on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please come say Goodbye.
Published by Anchorage Daily News on Nov. 10, 2015.