Janice Kay Clarke
August 16, 1946 ~ July 20, 2022
Janice Kay Clarke, daughter of David E. and Ruela M. Clarke passed with family around her on July 20, 2022. Janice was born on a hot summer day on August 16, 1946 in Ogden, Utah. She grew up in a loving caring home where she enjoyed playing with her older sister Joan and younger brother John along with many cousins, and neighborhood friends. Janice was a baptized member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She attended Ogden City Schools and graduated from Ogden High School. She had many great and fun experiences there. She took hula dancing for several years with the Aloha Dance Studio and totally enjoyed dancing at Luaus with her cousins and having her dad and uncle play their guitars and ukulele while they danced. Janice attended Weber State University where she studied shorthand, typing and other secretarial skills. While there she was a member of Otyokwa Social Club and a member of the Colleen Drill Team. After graduating with her Associates Degree from WSU, she went to work at Hill Air Force Base. She worked there for a few years and then she and several other friends who worked for Hill Field decided to go to Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany and work. Janice enjoyed working in Germany and became the Base Commanders Secretary. She earned many distinctions and honors during her work there.
While in Germany, she traveled extensively to France, Italy, Egypt, Russia and many other European Countries. Every year at Christmas, Janice would return to Ogden. There she told family and friends of her adventures and shared gifts of Nutcrackers dolls, beautiful crystal, Hummel figurines, and other wonderful things from her travels in Europe. She was “Auntie Mame” to the Clarke Family. Janice was a fun loving, adventurous lady with a vibrant personality. She loved parties and was usually the “life of the party” with her jokes and antics.
After 27 years in Germany, Janice was needed to help her aging parent at home in Ogden and she returned to the United States. Janice gave great support and help to her aging parents. She enjoyed going to the Raptors baseball games, going often to Lake Powell, traveling to St. George with friends and family to see the plays at Tuachan and taking fun trips with her brother John and his wife Shelley. Family parties were always fun and Janice thoroughly enjoyed playing with her nieces and nephews. She loved them all so much and was a great supporter of all their activities. Even though Janice proclaimed she didn’t cook, she did make wonderful sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving and other dinners. Janice had many friends who supported and loved her. She lived at a wonderful condo complex that treated her like family. Janice loved her dog Shotzie who was her constant companion until her death in 2016. Janice left this earth with many wonderful memories. Janice had many health problems in the later part of her life that slowed her body down but not her spirit nor her sense of humor.
Janice is survived by her sister, Joan Clarke Petty; her brother, John Clarke and his wife Sheryl; nieces and nephews, Mike Petty, Leighann Petty (James) Peterson, Karen Petty (Brian) Miyasaki, Scott (Angie) Petty, Jonny (Sarah) Clarke, and Spencer Clarke and many grandnieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all the people at Mt. Ridge Assisted Living and Stonehenge Care Center for all the love, help and support they gave her during her stay there.
In lieu of flowers, please donate blood to the Blood Bank or to a charity of your choice.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may visit with family on Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Ogden City Cemetery.