Janice Lorraine Richmond, 82, of Sweet Home, Oregon passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020. She was born in Gales Creek to Max V. and Alice Cordelia (Brown) Shewey.
Jan grew up in various locations because her Dad was a logger. She was the "middle child" in a family of 15 children. She attended school in Albany, then moved to Eureka, CA to live with her sister, Gloria, and graduated high school in Eureka, CA. Jan married Tony Gray in 1957 and later moved to Fortuna, CA in 1965. She and Tony had three daughters and a son. Jan enjoyed being a homemaker until she was widowed in 1985. She then became a Para-educator in special education for seven years. She married Lawrence Richmond in 2004 and they settled in Sweet Home that same year.
Jan enjoyed painting, gardening, traveling in "the bus” (motorhome) and meals and outings with friends and family. She enjoyed attending church at local fellowships, most recent at Valley Life Church in Lebanon.
Jan is survived by her husband, Lawrence Richmond, of Sweet Home; daughters: Carrie Coppini of Ferndale, CA and Julie Rhee of Spanaway, WA; 12 Grandchildren; 26 Great grandchildren; some siblings and multitudes of nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Gray in 1985; son, Paul Gray in 2008 and daughter, Laurie Gash in 2020.
A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 16, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Social distancing and masks are required. Her final burial will take place at Gilliland Cemetery.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.