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Obituary: Olinger, Dr. Janella Lynn

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(Lynda Photography)

Age 48

Janella Lynn
(Age 48)

Lost a courageous battle with metastatic melanoma on August 9th, 2012 at her home in Golden, Colorado.
Janella was born on November 14th, 1963 in Spokane Washington, the third daughter to Jim and Jannette Olinger. Janella is survived by her Bernese Mountain Dog, Saas Fee; her two sisters, Janiene Rise and husband Kevin Rise, Jacalyn Olinger and husband John Chapman; and her younger brother, James Olinger II and wife Michele Olinger. She also has four nieces, Jenniephier Rise, Chandra Lodl, Mikaela Lodl, Natalie Olinger, and her only nephew, Jaried Rise. She also leaves behind many extended relatives. More Info available at
Memorial services will be held in Colorado and Spokane, Washington as follows:
1. Evergreen Lake House located @ 29612 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen, Colorado, 80439. Time of the services will be on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 at noon -3pm. Lunch will be served at the venue.
2. Foothills Community Church, 11102 North Forker Road, Spokane, WA 99217, Saturday, Sept 1st, 2012, starting at 11am. Lunch will be served.
For those who want to donate, In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established in Janella’s memory. Folks may give on-line at or by check payable to Inland Northwest Community Foundation (INWCF), 618 W. Riverside Ave., Spokane, WA 99201-Phone#’s 509-624-2606 / 888-267-5606 please note “Janella Olinger” in check memo.