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Memorial for Janice Larene Bethell

Born in Hill City, Kansas on Sep. 29, 1934
Departed on Sep. 6, 2017 and resided in Albany, Oregon.
Service: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
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Janice “Jan” Bethell passed away peacefully at Samaritan Albany Hospital September 6th, 2017 from a sudden stroke.

Jan was a full time homemaker living on a small farm and had her hands full raising her 3 boys. Jan’s greatest loves were her family, friends and pets. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, crossword puzzles and sports. Jan loved watching her kids and grandkids participate in sporting events. Her love and compassion impacted those who had the privilege of meeting her. She will be fondly remembered, greatly missed and never forgotten.

Janice was born in Hill City, Kansas on September 29, 1934 to Wendel Clack and Emma (Desmarteau) Clack. The family moved to Oregon in 1944. Janice graduated from Albany Union High School in 1951.

The Clack family lived at Camp Adair where Jan met her future husband, Norman Bethell. They married in 1953 and were four days shy of celebrating their 40th Anniversary when Norm passed.
Jan is preceded in death by husband Norman Bethell, parents Wendel and Emma Clack, and brother Galen Clack.

Survivors include her sons, Randy of Albany, Cory and wife Karen of Elizabethtown KY, Jason and wife Lisa of Albany, daughter in law Kim of Scio, brother Stanley Clack and wife Josette of Greenbrier TN , grandchildren Taylor and wife Kate, Whitney and partner Dakota, Jaren, Jillian and husband Rick, Stephanie, Jeremy, Scott and great grandchildren Azaleah, Fraser and Elizabeth.

A celebration of life will be held at the Benton County Clubhouse in Adair Village on Saturday November 11th from 3-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation to Safe Haven Humane Society in Janice’s honor. Donations can be sent in care of Fisher Funeral Home, 306 Washington ST SW, Albany OR 97321.

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