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Janece M. Smith

Jan. 27, 1942 - Jun. 27, 2018

Date of Service: Jul. 14, 2018

RUPERT – Janece Marie Smith, a 76-year-old loving wife (widowed in 2005), mother, and grandmother passed away following a long struggle with declining health. She returned to God’s loving arms on June 27, 2018, at the age of 76.

Janece was born in Hemet, California, January 27, 1942, to George and Cora Henson. She attended school in Hemet to the age of 16, when she dropped out of high school, later finishing in 1974.

She married Albert Smith in Carson City, Nevada. During her life she worked at various businesses, always being responsible for payables.

She deeply loved her three children and considered her six grandchildren to be her “greatest” gift! She lovingly enjoyed watching her small family grow into a large one, embracing over ten more step-grandchildren, and 20-plus step-great-grandchildren.

Janece enjoyed reading, making Afghans for her loved ones, cross-stitch, and scrapbooking with her daughter. She loved attending card club and laughing with her friends.

Being cared for by her daughter during her final years makes missing her especially hard! Life will not be the same without her; she will be missed dearly by all who loved her! We love you Mom!!

Janece is survived by her children, Dwayne (Julie) Summerfield of Eugene, Oregon, Dawn (Jeff) Williams of Rupert, Idaho, and John Smith of Des Moines, Washington; step-daughter, Linda Brazzel; step-sons, Travis and Casey Smith; sister, Beulah Sheld of Alturas, California; and her grandchildren, Jamie, Patrick, Louis, Ryan, Quinn, and Blake.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Albert Smith; parents, George and Cora Henson; sister, Myrtle Tye; brother, Jack Henson; step-son, Dale McKenna; and step-daughter, Denice.

A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Rasmussen Funeral Home 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, Idaho.