I, too, am sorry to hear the news. Thanks for letting us know. We knew she was having some problems with mets, if I remember correctly her cancer had spread to her spine, liver, pelvis and sternum earlier this year. I am sorry I have been very negligent in sending cards, too. Again, Patty, thanks for letting us know. Hugs, MK
PS I went to the newspaper and it was so much trouble to login that I copied to paste her obituary here. There was also a picture which I doubt will print here, so if you want an email version with the picture, let me know.
Janice Evelyn Barnhart, 49
June 27, 2005
Janice Evelyn Barnhart
December 31, 1955 To June 24, 2005
Janice Evelyn Barnhart, 49, of Poulsbo died Friday, June 24th, after eight years of fighting breast cancer with great strength and courage.
Born to Clarence J. and Donna (Skog) Breuer in Duluth, Minnesota, she was her father's only baby girl, but had no problem holding her own with her four boisterous brothers. The family moved to Carmichael, California when she was eight. She was attending LaSierra High School when they moved to Poulsbo, where she graduated from North Kitsap High School in 1974. She then moved to Southern California, where she worked for eight years before moving back to Poulsbo. She started her career in federal employment at Port Hueneme and spent many years at PSNS and Bangor.
She married Doug Barnhart on August 19th, 1989. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Katelyn Rose and Linnea Kristine. These two girls were the light of her life. All of her activities centered on them, as she lovingly sought to lay the groundwork and foundation for their lives. They enjoyed time spent together camping, and the family's favorite vacation spot was Disneyland. Imaginative and sentimental, Janice used her beloved family photographs and her collection of rubber stamps to create numerous treasures, from greeting cards to intricately embellished scrapbooks. She loved decorating her home, especially on the holidays, with the many things she and her girls made. She was a vigilant Girl Scout leader, and an enthusiastic member of Vinland Lutheran Church. She was involved with the Busy Mom's Bible Study and many other church groups.
Concerned with how her illness might affect her children, she and her husband worked hard to keep a semblance of normalcy in the household throughout her long struggle with cancer. It was accomplished only with the help of her extraordinary friends, family, and Vinland family. She was truly loved by all. Her school friends, Cindy, Julie, Noreen, Jane, Kathleen, Jeff and Shirley were her Night Angels, nursing her throughout the nights on her last week on this earth. Her entire family was there when a bright ray of sunshine shone onto her early Friday morning as, surrounded by those she loved, the Lord opened heaven's gates and welcomed her home.
She leaves behind her husband, Douglas, daughters Katelyn and Linnea, and her parents Donna and Clarence Breuer of Poulsbo. Her brothers and their families: Craig and Nancy of Monroe, their children Leslie, Ashley, and Cory, Michael and Michelle of Poulsbo, their children William, Janelle, Helecia and Brandon, Kevin of Poulsbo, his children Colby, Franchesca, and Cavin (Rusty), and Jeffrey of Poulsbo. Also her in-laws Elaine and Duane Barnhart of Sequim, brother-in-law Dale of Southern California and four aunts: Margaret of Fair Oaks, California, and Dorothy, Johanna and Evelyn, all of Duluth, Minnesota.
The family would like to thank Janice's Vinland family, who provided transportation for the children, never-ending meals, prayers and support of all kinds, and her many friends, including her Night Angels. Thanks to Group Health Hospice for providing exceptional care, and thanks to the radiation/oncology lab in Bremerton for their phenomenal diligence and consideration. She was truly blessed.
The memorial service is June 28th , 4:00pm at Vinland Lutheran Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Girl Scouts Totem Council or Olympic Lutherhaven in care of Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Rd, Poulsbo WA 98370.