Janice Church

1925 - 2015

Janice Church died June 24, 2015, in McMinnville, Oregon. Born October 18, 1925, she was the daughter of Thomas and Muriel Altimus of McMinnville. Janice attended local schools and graduated from McMinnville High School. She married Merle Church April 9, 1944, and they lived on a farm in the Hopewell area. Janice was a housewife and mother until her youngest child entered first grade. She worked in secretarial positions at Alderman Farms, Dayton High School (from 1957 to 1968) and for a school consulting firm. Janice also served as the Dayton city recorder. Her hobbies included working in her yard and reading. She and her husband were snowbirds for 15 years in Quartzsite, Arizona. She was preceded in death by Merle, her husband of almost 65 years, in 2009. She is survived by a son, Bruce of Salem, Oregon; and daughter, Anita and husband Elmer of Dayton.