Janice Lee Gibbens

March 22, 1946 - July 5, 2019

At approximately 6:40 PM Friday, July 5th, my beloved wife passed from this life to her new life in the arms of Jesus, after a prolonged battle with lung cancer. She is no longer suffering and is experiencing profound peace free from pain and suffering.

“Jani” was a trooper. She fought to stay alive with all her might and strength. She did not want to die, but God had other plans for her.

Jani was a prodigious reader of God’s word. Her Bible had to be kept together with duct tape. She had a prayer list of many people and spent 45 minutes a day praying for everyone she knew. Everybody in our church was included every day except when she could no longer function as she wanted.

Before her diagnosis, Jani was a dynamo, brimming with life, enthusiasm, and energy.

She had many passions in life, most of which centered around being outside.

She was an avid flower gardener and especially loved roses and lilies. Our house always had cut flowers in season on the kitchen table when possible.

Jani also loved camping! We always had a great campsite with great food. She would plan it all out and it was almost like being at home!

Her greatest passion was fishing. We fished the Yakima catch and release for years. She caught and released many fine trout. We fished Curlew Lake in Republic, WA every year one to two times, and she caught some beautiful large trout. She also liked to catch bass and perch. She was a very adept fisherperson.

Her greatest strength however was her character! She exemplified what a Christian should and could be. She was loyal, sympathetic, loving, trustworthy, and exhibited all the fruits of the spirit.

Everybody loved her. She brought people into our lives and home that needed love. She knew how to love. She will be missed but not forgotten.

I, her husband, thank God for letting me have her as my wife, for the greater part of our lives.

Memorial celebration of life will be Sat., July 27th at 2 PM at Trinity Church of the Nazarene at the corner of Englewood and Powerhouse. Reception to follow in Church annex.