August 25, 1938 to June 14, 2019
Janice was born on Aug. 25, 1938 in Underwood, North Dakota. When she was quite young, her parents migrated west. They checked out Idaho and finally decided on Keizer, Oregon. Janice attended early grades in Keizer grade school. Her father opened a Western Auto Store in Dallas, Oregon, about 15 miles west of Salem. This became the family business and Janice worked in the store and later, while in High School, worked for a local insurance agent. She graduated from Dallas High School in 1956.
Janice was introduced to her future husband at the 8th-grade graduation. He had recently moved back to Dallas. After dating others, Janice became friends with Jerald Hooge. They dated for a while as high school sweet hearts and, after Jerald had attended one year at Oregon Tech, they were married in the Salt Creek Baptist Church. Tamara, their first child, was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
Jerald was employed by IBM Corporation after graduation, and Janice and Jerald began life in San Jose, California. Jerald's IBM career dictated where the young family would live. Locations included Olympia, Washington; Eugene, Oregon; Tucson, Arizona; and Longmont, Colorado.
While moving from place to place, Janice spent her time as a mother, volunteer, some employment, and attended Junior Colleges. While living in Eugene, Janice transferred her credits to the University of Oregon where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Health Education, specializing in Gerontology. Following graduation, she was hired as the Senior Center Director in Junction City, Oregon, where she worked until Jerald was transferred to Boulder, Colorado. While in Colorado, Janice and two doctors started an Urgent Care Clinic, where she hired and managed the office and staff until retirement.
Upon retirement, Janice and Jerald built a new home in Gleneden Beach, Oregon, where they lived until children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were the incentive to move back to Arizona.
Janice and Jerald had three children, Tamera, Todd, and Terri. Tamera preceded Janice in death. Todd and Terri have provided extensive support during her illness. They have 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Their home has been in Green Valley. Arizona for the past 13 years. Jerald and Janice are charter members of Grace Church of Sahuarita.
Janice was diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney disease and obtained a kidney transplant 8 years ago at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. She was very grateful to Cherie who provided a kidney for transplant. This allowed her to live without dialysis for the past 8 years. .
Family members held her hand until her savior, Jesus Christ, took her home to be with him. Burial was in the Salt Creek Cemetery, Dallas, Oregon, near the church were Janice and Jerald were married 62 years ago. A memorial service will be held at University City Church in Tucson on July 13 at 11 a.m. We give special thanks to Anna and Maria, both Hospice and personal caregivers, the staff at Hospice Family Care and Casa de Sonshine staff.