Janice L. Maxfield, born June 21, 1951, passed away Friday, Nov. 29, peacefully at home in her sleep, just as she had wished, after a brave battle with lung cancer. Janice was a hard worker, talented seamstress and quilter, exceptionally loving mother, proud grandmother and devoted wife.
Janice married George Maxfield July 11, 1979. They were a perfect match. They fished, hunted and camped together every chance they could. After George retired, they had the opportunity to take a long road trip and visited Niagara Falls — and she just loved it. Besides sitting at her sewing machine, Janice’s other great love was being a grandmother. Janice loved all of her 11 grandkids and could not have been prouder of each of them. I know they will all miss her very much, especially at Christmastime, when they don’t get their visit and boxes of Christmas treats that only Grandma could make.
Janice is preceded in passing by her parents, Verdia and Gene Raburn and Denton Hansen; sisters, Terri Owens and Polly Reyes; her son, Craig Clark; a granddaughter, Tenika Jo Maxfield; and a grandson, Benjamin Lewis Maxfield.
She is survived by her husband, George Maxfield; daughter, Sherri Maxfield; daughter, Christine (Kevin) Rundle; son, Terry George (Kinzie) Maxfield; a special niece, Karri (Marcos) Carrasco; and nine grandchildren.
The family would like to give thanks to all the family and friends who have sent prayers and helped the family through this. We would like to give a special thanks to Ruth Baker — Mom thought you were an angel and appreciated your help and friendship over the years. We would also like to give a very gracious thank you to the staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute for not only trying to help Janice but also for the care you took of George, too.
There will be a small viewing held for Janice from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Urie Stake Center. The family will plan a larger celebration of life this summer and will send more details when the time gets closer.