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Janice Mae Freeman

November 9, 1939 — September 15, 2022

Janice Mae Ralphs was the second child of six born to James Albert Ralphs III (Jay) and Helen Lorene Nelson, on November 9, 1939. She was raised in the beautiful Rockland Valley where she went to school and graduated from Rockland High. She married her High School sweetheart Robert Dean Freeman in the Idaho Falls Temple on August 22, 1958. They raised their family of five children in Idaho, living and making lifelong friends in Grace, Firth, and then retiring back in the Rockland Valley.


Janice loved raising her children and made it her full-time career until her youngest entered school. At that point in time she went to work as a secretary at the Firth Middle School. Upon retiring, Janice and Bob served Missions for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in New Mexico, Albuquerque, Idaho-Pocatello, Family History Center, Idaho Falls Visitors Center, and Martin’s Cove.


Janice’s greatest joy came in serving her family and others, baking award winning loaves of bread to deliver to friends and family. She also loved flowers and would plant petunias to beautify her yard and then find a bed or pot to plant within the community she lived in. She had a beautiful voice and loved to sing, especially the hymns as they shared her testimony of Jesus Christ. Janice loved to be outdoors enjoying a sunset, going on a picnic, or working in her yard. She also loved to read and do family history work.


Janice is survived by her husband of 64 years, Robert (Bob); children Danese (Jim) Lothspeich of Pocatello, ID, Pauline (Steve) Dial of Boise, ID, Kent (Samantha) Freeman of Demorest, GA, and Lance (Terri) Freeman of Rockland ID; her 19 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren who are her pride and joy; brothers Eldon (Charmaine) Ralphs of Burley, ID, & Dan (Linda) Ralphs of Rockland, ID; sisters Ilene (Carl) Haskell of American Falls, ID, & DeeAnn (Ron) Farr of Rockland, ID; brothers In-law Gary (Peg) Freeman of Athens, AL & John (Janice) Freeman of Chrystal Springs, MS.


Janice was preceded in death by her first child Rocky Dean Freeman when he was 16; her parents Jay & Helen Ralphs; father & mother In-law Lawrence & Averl Freeman; and brother Robert (Nancy) Ralphs.


Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Wilks Funeral Home.


A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday September 23, 2022 at Wilks Funeral Home, 211 W. Chubbuck Road Chubbuck, Idaho. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday September 24, 2022 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 405 E. Shoshone Street Rockland, Idaho, with a visitation prior to the service from 10:00-10:45 a.m. A webcast of the service will be available under Janice's tribute page at www.wilksfuneralhome.com.


Memories and condolences may be shared with the family under the “Tribute Wall” tab above.


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Friday, September 23, 2022

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

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