Janice Rae Dickie

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Fremont, CA — Janice Rae Dickie, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, lost her hard-fought, months-long battle with cancer on Friday the 25th of November at her home in Fremont. She is preceded in death by her husband, James Alvord Dickie, and is survived by four children, thirteen grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, whom she delighted in visiting at their various homes scattered all over the US. Born to Joseph and Evelyn Shaw in 1936, and raised in Worcester, MA, Janice graduated from high school and embarked upon a career as a telephone operator for AT&T. The year following her graduation, Janice married high school sweetheart, James Alvord Dickie and wholeheartedly jumped into the adventure of life as an Army wife. JanIce loved the Army lifestyle, which enabled her to live and travel all over the world with her beloved husband. Her two eldest daughters, Gayle Housden of Fremont, CA, and Susan Napper of Salinas, CA, were born in Hanau, Germany. Son, James Dickie of Phoenix, AZ, was born in Hampton, VA and youngest daughter, Lori Colvin of Champaign, IL, was born in Ft. Ord, CA Janice never met a stranger, and loved nothing better than meeting and talking with new people. She loved to relate the stories of people she met on her travels, and made fast friends with seatmates on airplanes, in particular. Janice loved to fly and was fascinated by every aspect of air travel, always making certain to get to airports early so that she could sit and relax while watching fellow travelers, along with the arrival and departure of the planes. This incredibly generous, sweet-spirited, loving and giving woman, who never missed a special occasion with her children and grandchildren, will be sorely missed.

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