Janice Engel

03/25/1938 — 07/01/2007

From Richland, WA, US | Born in Hollywood, California

Janice Engel

Janice Engel passed away peacefully at her home in Richland, WA on July 1st due to complications from cancer.

She was born in Hollywood, CA on March 25, 1938 to Calista and Everett Seaman and lived in California, Utah, Idaho and Washington. After graduating from Columbia High School, Janice attended Brigham Young University. She settled in Richland, WA where she worked as a graphic illustrator to support her family. The artist in her always allowed her to enjoy the beauty in all things. She especially loved her grandchildren and always taught and encouraged them to develop their artistic talents.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and devoted most of her time to her family and serving in various capacities in her church.

She was preceded in death by her parents Everett and Calista; her brother Lee Seaman; and her sister Sidney Sumsion. Janice is survived by her brother Mark Seaman; sons Timothy Engel and wife Laurie, and Thomas Engel and wife Cynthia; daughter Paula May and husband Mitchell; grandchildren Avery, Mason, Henry, Ethan, Amelia, Marissa and Samuel.

A viewing will be held Thursday, July 5th from 5-8 PM at Einan’s Funeral Home. The funeral will be held Saturday, July 7th at 11:00 AM at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 1321 Jadwin, Richland, WA. Interment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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  • Janice and I spent too many years working together in a small room in the basement of PNNL to want to remember. We had some good laughs. She had an interesting sense of humor and loved to get people riled. A favorite activity was to pass a group of coworkers, make an offhand comment, and sit back and watch the fray it might cause. Others wondered how the two of us could stand each other after having spent so much time together in a confined space. Beats me. I liked Janice. I hadn’t run into her in years, but was glad to see she had lots of grandkids. I’m sorry she didn’t get a longer time to enjoy them.

    Kathy Kachele
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • Janice and I spent too many years working together in a small room in the basement of PNNL to want to remember. We had some good laughs. She had an interesting sense of humor and loved to get people riled. A favorite activity was to pass a group of coworkers, make an offhand comment, and sit back and watch the fray it might cause. Others wondered how the two of us could stand each other after having spent so much time together in a confined space. Beats me. I liked Janice. I hadn’t run into her in years, but was glad to see she had lots of grandkids. I’m sorry she didn’t get a longer time to enjoy them.

    Kathy Kachele
    November 4, 2014
    Kennewick, WA, US
  • I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother Janice. She and my mother went to school together back in High School and I believe earlier than that. My mothers name at that time was Bonnie Thaves, I also lost my mother due to cancer on 7/27/06 so I can empathize with what you are going through. I used to run into your mother around town all the time and she was always very friendly and we’d talk about the past as we used to visit when I was a small child. I will never forget the giant Pink Panther Janice had made from pink glass or rocks. She was a very gracious person and I am very sorry for your loss.

    Shelly Udayan
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • my thoughts are with the familyof janice, she was a vary nice lady. i’ve lived across the street from her for quite a few years and only have good things to say about her.

    mary berry
    November 4, 2014
    richland, WA, US
  • Dear Paula,

    I was so sorry to hear about your mother’s death this week. My memories of her of full of life and fun. She threw the best birthday parties and she always made me feel welcome in your home. I loved that you came so far to my wedding reception- what an awesome surprise that was! She and my mom were like a couple of teens when they got together. It was so great for both of them. I wish you all the best.

    Julie Rasmussen Foster

    Julie Foster
    November 4, 2014
    Lake, Forest, CA, US
  • Tim, Paula & Tom,

    I was so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. When I visit my parents in Richland, my mom would usually know whats been going on with Tim because she ran into your mom often usually at church or while out yard saleing and they would catch each other up on us kids. I remember, back in the day, I always wanted to hang out at your house instead of mine because your mom was “cool” and their was always somethig crazy going on. I miss those days and I will certainly miss your mom.

    Tim – Incase you get the urge to catch up sometime, I’ll leave you my e-mail address.

    My prayers are with you and your families, take care.

    Jennifer PravatoDolin

    JDolin@chevron.com

    Jennifer Pravato Dolin
    November 4, 2014
    Martinez, CA, US
  • Janice was a wonderful woman. She was always willing to help anyone who needed her. We spent many hours together, my wife and I and enjoyed every minute. Our son and Janice loved art and always visited to trade comments about each other’s pictures. She will be sorely missed. We miss her already.

    Merle & Marguerite Casey
    November 4, 2014
    Richland, WA, US
  • Paula and family,

    We were saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. I will always remember her as such a kind and compassionate woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    David and Sherrie Gibby

    David Gibby
    November 4, 2014
    Tooele, UT, US