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Janet Chandler


October 10, 2019

Janice Chandler

Janice Chandler

Janet Rae Chandler, 78, Steptoe, died Oct. 2, 2019, at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. A memorial service will be at noon on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Steptoe Grange Hall in Steptoe. Janet will be laid to rest at the Bethel Cemetery in Steptoe.

Born Oct. 24, 1940, in Colville, she grew up in Colville and graduated from Colville High School. Janet and Jay Chandler were married Nov. 24, 1960, and lived in Spokane until moving to the Steptoe/Colfax area in 1967. She was the cook at Colfax High School for many years until retiring in 1991.

Following their retirement, they started snow birding and eventually ended up in Brouse, Ariz. Janet was a member of the local Gun Club and enjoyed sewing. She was always involved in charity work through the years and organized several cancer drives. She was a member of the Steptoe Grange for 60 years.

She is survived by her son Brad (Shelia) Chandler of Tekoa; a daughter-in-law, Dana Chandler of Clarkston; three siblings Johnny Hedrick, Dale Hedrick and Dorothy Ringer, all of Colville; 10 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Jay, a son, Brian, and brother, Roger.

The family suggests memorial donations go to the Shriners Hospital. Online condolences: bruningfuneralhome.com.


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