Janice Clair Svendsen, age 55, of Rancho Murieta, Calif., passed away on Sunday, March 24, 2013. She was born to Harry D. Smernes and the late Helen K. Smernes on March 4, 1958, being the first baby girl born at the Queen of the Valley Medical Center in Napa.
Family and friends were Janice’s passion. She loved to spend time in her garden, being with her loved ones, spoiling her grandchildren and doting over her dogs, Bella and Tanner. Janice was a part of the Kaiser Permanente family for 20-plus years. She brought a ray of sunshine to every room she entered and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her.
Janice is survived by her husband, Powell “Bunky” Svendsen; father, Harry Smernes; daughter, Holly Kinney (Brian Kinney); son, Gary Magaña (Sarah Magaña); stepdaughter, Jeana Svendsen; stepson, Eric Svendsen (Laura Svendsen); grandchildren, Ashley Helen, Kanon Harry, Arianna Nicholle, and Cole Michael; sister, Jeanne Godwin (Ed Godwin); brother Nick Smernes; and nieces Shelby, Sierra, and Clare.
The memorial service and reception will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Elks Lodge #6, 6446 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento, Calif. Please wear something with sparkles in honor of Janice’s sparkly personality.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA or to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research. Arranged by George L. Klumpp Chapel of Flowers.