Janice Lynn Vezina TRAVERSE CITY – Janice Lynn Vezina, age 70, of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at the Munson Hospice House in the loving care of her family. Janice was born on March 27, 1948 to Fred and Jeane (Palmer) Olman in Traverse City. Janice grew up in Traverse City and attended Traverse City Central high school where she graduated in 1966. After graduation Janice went to work for MJ Macintosh, an automotive company making parts for GM where she was a secretary. She also worked at Traverse Motors and Robinsons Auto Body as an office manager where she eventually retired from in 2017. If there’s one thing Janice loves it’s to bowl. It was at the Timberlanes Bowling Center that Janice met James Vezina, and it was not long thereafter they began dating. On May 18, 2001, Janice and James married in Lake Tahoe, California. Janice was a superb bowler, together Janice and James traveled all over the country bowling in various tournaments and leagues. Janice was also inducted into the Traverse City Bowling Hall of Fame. Aside from bowling, Janice was an avid sports enthusiast, and had a deep passion for gardening. She loved spending time with her family and always looked forward to Christmas and Thanksgiving where she enjoyed preparing meals and having the family together. Cookie time with her grand-daughters were always a treat for her. Janice is survived by her husband, James, children; Angela (Neal) Jones, Joshua Stone, grand-daughters; Chezyrae and Jazlyne Jones, sister, Marti (Terry) Misener, and also niece, Meghan, and nephews; Brian, Joe, and Lyle. Janice was preceded in death by her parents, son, Daniel, and 2 grandsons, Nicklas and Brendan. A memorial service for Janice will take place at 11:00 am on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Pastor Tim Manzer will officiate. The family asks that memorial contributions be directed to Cherryland Humane Society, 1750 Ahlberg Road, Traverse City, MI 49696.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Janice Lynn Vezina March 27 1948 January 29 2019.
Death notice for the town of: Traverse City, state: Michigan