Obituary: Jarrett, Janice K.
Janice K. (Nearing) Jarrett, 63, passed away Friday June 29, 2012 at the Hospice House of the North in Coeur d’Alene after a long illness.
Janice was born May 30, 1949 in Moscow to Charles and Laurene (Normington) Nearing. They moved to Lewiston when she was a young child. She was a cheerleader for seven years and was the Cheer Queen her senior year at Lewiston. Janice was voted the Most Popular girl in the class of 1967 of LHS.
On September 14, 1968 she was married to Bob Jarrett in Lewiston. They would have been married 44 years this fall.
After high school she attended business college in Lewiston for a couple of years. She worked at the Bon Marche for a while and then for Household Finance. Then the family started to arrive and she took time off to raise her sons.
She became a licensed Realtor and started work for the Tomlinson Real Estate Agency in Clarkston. She started her own real estate office in 1995 in Moscow called University City Realtors with two partners. It grew to become ranked second in MLS sales in the Moscow area. In 2000 they merged with Tomlinson/Black Realtors.
In 2001 they moved to Post Falls where she worked for Tomlinson’s in Spokane and Tomlinson/Black of North Idaho.
Janice was a loving mother to her husband and sons to whom she was totally dedicated. She was a special person and people were fortunate if they got to know her.
Survivors include her husband Bob Jarrett, sons Slade Jarrett of Post Falls and Bart Jarrett of Lewiston; granddaughters Sierra Jarrett of Potlatch and Wyatt Jarrett of Lewiston. Janice also has two surviving sisters; Bonnie Hillis of Chandler, AZ and Sandra Ralstin of Texas.
A funeral service is scheduled for Thursday July 5, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at MALCOM’S BROWER-WANN FUNERAL HOME. Burial will follow at Lewis-Clark Memorial Gardens. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Hospice of North Idaho, 9493 North Government Way, Hayden, ID 83835, or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718,Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Please leave condolences on-line at www.malcomfuneralhome.com.