Janice Louise Graves, 80, of Meridian, passed away November 20th, 2019 at her home. Janice was born June 3rd, 1939 to Willard and Eva McCleskey in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Janice and her family moved to Caldwell when she was six years old. She was a graduate of Caldwell High School and attended the University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho where she was a member of the Tri Delta sorority.
Janice married Russell E. Graves on January 29th, 1960. Janice and Russ started their early years together in Fresno, California; started a family and moved to Colorado, and eventually settled in Meridian, Idaho.
Jan had a passion for life, family, and pets and enjoyed gardening, painting, horseback riding, camping and traveling. She adored spending time with her two grandsons.
Janice is survived by her husband Russell; her children; Denise (Rick) Garcia, Loveland, Colorado, Brett (Coleen) Graves, Boise; grandsons: Sean Ellegood, Englewood, Colorado and Preston Graves, Boise; sister Barbara (Millard) Firebaugh, Annapolis, Maryland; sister-in-law: Carolyn Santos; two nieces and one nephew.
Her family would like to thank the staff at St. Luke’s Hospice and St. Luke’s Meridian Hospital. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society (donate3.cancer.org) or American Lung Association (Lung.org).
A Memorial Service, with reception to follow, will be held on Monday, December 2nd at 2 pm at Dakan Funeral Chapel, 504 S. Kimball Ave., Caldwell.