January 14, 2021
Janice E. Haase, Colfax native and former Asotin resident, passed away January 10, 2021, at the Garfield County Memorial Hospital in Pomeroy. She was 87. Funeral Services will be Saturday, January 23rd, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Bruning Funeral Home in Colfax. Burial will follow at the Colfax Cemetery.
Janice was born August 4, 1933, in Colfax to James and Katherine Thompson Shaw. Her mother and father operated the Table Service Grocery store on Main Street in Colfax for many years. Janice attended Colfax schools and graduated from Colfax High School. She worked for many years as a waitress at Pete's in Colfax. While there she met Herbert Haase of Washtucna and they were married in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, on December 10, 1967. Janice had been married before and she and Herb moved with her four children to Washtucna where she kept very busy as a homemaker and mother.
Janice worked as a cafeteria assistant in the Washtucna school and later at the drive-in and café in town for many years. She liked spending time with the family and as it continued to grow, she especially enjoyed her grandchildren. Herb kept busy working and puttering so Janice found plenty of time to work indoors or watch TV; especially enjoying her westerns or the Turner classic movies. They moved to Asotin in 1998 and she went to work at Albertson's in Clarkston. They had a small cabin in the Blue Mountains near Pomeroy and spent many days at the cabin. About four months ago they moved to the cabin near Pomeroy.
Janice is survived by her husband Herbert; three children, James Grant of Florida, Joseph of Portland, and Jeannine Parkins, Lind, Washington; by 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She also leaves several cousins in the area including Jim Krouse of Colfax. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julie, and by a son, Jay, as well as her parents. On-line guest book is at http://www.bruningfuneralhome.com
Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax is caring for the family.