Janice Gray

Janice Gray

9/22/1943 — 5/20/2018

Janice Swatman Gray passed away Sunday, May 20, 2018.

Janni was born Sept. 22, 1943, in Orofino, to Jess Edward and Dorothy Wilson Swatman. She grew up in Orofino and went to school with the class of 1961. Her older sister, Dolly, was supposed to be in charge of her, but usually didn't know she was gone until after she'd jumped the train to Headquarters.

She met Clair in a Kamiah dance hall through a mutual friend, Jack Adams. They were married Dec. 1, 1962, in Wallace, Idaho. They were a pair, spending their lives making memories with no regrets. Always an antagonist, Janni never turned down a chance to win a good argument with him, even if she knew she was wrong.

Janni was fun. She was adventurous and never afraid of anything. Whether she was camping, fishing, riding motorcycles and four-wheelers or just floating the river with family and friends, she enjoyed being outdoors. She loved her family, but really loved being a grandmother. Her grandchildren spent time with her making memories at the farm.

She had many friends, but her lifelong friends were Kathy and Hez. They loved to play guitars and sing together. Always with a beer. They were the life of the party.

Janni is survived by her husband, Clair; children Kelly Gray, Cully Gray (Danita), and twins Casey Gray (Cindy) and Kim Graham (Mike); sister Dolly Cooke (John); and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A private family burial will take place. There will be a celebration of life with a covered-dish dinner at 11 a.m. June 16 at the Pink House Hole in Orofino.

We would like to thank Royal Plaza and the ER staff at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center.

Storms never last, Momma.

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Saturday, June 16, 11:00 AM
Pink House Recreation Site
4815 US-12
Orofino, Idaho 83544

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Williams Family

Condolences to the Gray family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 8:27 AM

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