Janice Elaine Lucas born December 19, 1940, passed away in her home September 22, 2019.
Born Janice Elaine Downey in Merced, California to Roy and Beulah Downey. Janice grew up on her parents ranch in Winton, California where her father raised peaches and grapes. She graduated from Livingston High School in 1959. Janice worked a number of years for Oak Grove School District and Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California in the food service and dietary departments. She continued working for all of her life. She moved to Brookings in 1991 and opened Jan’s Chetco Cafe, then to Macklyn House AL, Chetco Senior Center and for a break from food to Curves/Basics where she worked until her passing. Jan was a member of Job’s Daughters, Chetco Grange, Emblem Club, and a life member of the Chetco Senior Center.
Family was her life and spending as much time as possible with her husband, son and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by the many that loved her. Janice is survived by her husband William Lucas of Brookings, Oregon, her son Jeffrey Lawton of Florence, Oregon, niece Cheryl Frank Dutton and family of San Carlos, California. As well as stepchildren Dixie Little of Portland, Oregon, Lawrence Martin “Ed Lucas” of Santa Clara, California, Cindyann Lucas of Hayward, California, Elisa Lucas Chitiva of Sacramento, California.
Jan is also survived by many beautiful grandchildren who were the loves of her life and so many other friends that she cherished and loved as well.
She was laid to rest at Oak Hill cemetery in San Jose, California on October 11, 2019. A memorial is being planned at the Chetco Grange at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019.