(nee Jerome) Cannon died of natural causes on Tuesday after a full life.
Janice was a golden glowing light of love and
good cheer to her family and friends.
She was raised in Idaho where the Jerome family moved from Nebraska when
she was 5 years old.
Janice was an
athletic, shy and fun-loving child.
Stricken with rheumatic fever at the age of 13, Janice not only survived,
but thrived beyond predictions at a time when the illness endangered the lives
of many children.
She ventured to Hawaii
to complete her senior year in high school where she met and married Henry
Young and embarked on the greatest career of her life when she became a mother
to her daughter Stacy in 1958.
returning to the States, Jan reconnected with a childhood friend, Douglas
Cannon, who was destined to be her life partner.
They were married in 1962 at
added a son, Tyrone, and a daughter, Tiffany, to the family and eventually
settled in Idaho.
Her greatest joy in
life was raising her children.
She was a
warm, fun, and open-minded mother and was lit up with love for her children,
grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
She was proud to see her children through their university studies and
proud of her own accomplishment of earning her BA in sociology at Boise State
University in 1989.
a strong work ethic throughout her life.
She left her position as Activities Director at Blaine Manor in Hailey,
Idaho, to start Native Brews Espresso in Eagle, Idaho, where she featured her
Janice was a
visually stunning women, with a deeply beautiful spirit, a quick wit and a fun
personality. She was active and fully
engaged in life. She skied Bogus,
Brundage, and Sun Valley with gusto. She
took Aikido, practiced yoga, and became a gourmet cook and masterful
baker. Her love of animals, nature and
traveling was evident throughout her life.
Though she enjoyed the time she spent in Hawaii, Italy, Sweden, Fiji and
Mexico, Janice’s most cherished destination was the Jerome Family ranch in
Garden Valley where she spent many summer weekends and holidays with her
courageously faced her health condition for over 60 years. She was resilient beyond comprehension and a
remarkable model of strength for those who loved her.
She is survived
by her best friend Doug, her children Stacy (Mark) Pearson, Ty (Mary) Cannon
and Tiffany (Sam) Keiser, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren and
one great great grandchild. Her sisters Shirley Dibben and Jean Morris and her
brothers David Jerome and Robert Jerome. She is preceded in death by her
father, Arthur Jerome and her mother, Grace Jerome.
A celebration of
her life will be held on Friday, October 24, 2014 at from 2:00pm until 6:00pm
at the Barber Park Event Center at 4049 S. Eckert Road, Boise Idaho 83716. A
private burial service will be held for family at Canyon Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in her honor to the Boise State University General Scholarship