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Janice H Austin Cunningham
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Birth: Jul. 22, 1922
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 2011
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA

Janice Cunningham passed away Sept 7, 2011 at Sacred Heart Hospital.

After graduating from Pullman High School she started saving for nursing school. She met Claude Richard Cunningham at a local USO dance, and they were married in 1941. They had four children together, Diane, Beverly, Daniel and Jeffrey. Jan later adopted Brian (a special needs 9-year old) once the other children were off on their own.

Graduating from Spokane Community College as a Licensed Practical Nurse, she dedicated her life to nursing, helping care for veterans, the aging and the physically and mentally disadvantaged. She owned the Westview Nursing Home which she operated for 30 years and then donated the property to Habitat for Humanity. Janice was the beneficiary of many honors and awards during her lifetime of caring and giving.

An active member of Saint Peter's Catholic Church, she volunteered at All Saints Elementary School, enjoyed a long time membership in the Golden Single's Prayer Group and served as a Eucharistic Minister.

One of 16 children born to Fred and Jennie Austin, at the time of her death, she was survived by three sisters, five children and many grandchildren.

Graveside service was held at Holy Cross Cemetery 9-13-2011 at 3:00 p.m.

Sources: Marriage Certificate; Soc Sec Death Index; Obit.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Frederick Newell Austin (1884 - 1963)
  Harriet Jennesse Broton Austin (1892 - 1970)
 
 Spouse:
  Claude Richard Cunningham (1918 - 1996)*
 
 Siblings:
  Gerald Edward Austin (1912 - 2003)*
  Paul Frances Austin (1913 - 1977)*
  Kenneth Lee Austin (1915 - 2000)*
  Floyd Joseph Austin (1916 - 1985)*
  Pershing Frederick Austin (1918 - 1996)*
  Margaret Ida Austin Friedrich (1919 - 2011)*
  Harold Lafayette Austin (1921 - 1994)*
  Janice H Austin Cunningham (1922 - 2011)
  Allen Ralph Austin (1923 - 2011)*
  Phyllis Jean Austin (1925 - 1927)*
  Virginia Rose Austin Kurtzhall (1926 - 2001)*
  Thomas Clark Austin (1927 - 2002)*
  Roberta Elaine Austin O'Hara (1930 - 1994)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"Hers was a life of giving through love, thought and deed. Our Mother and Grandmother."
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Cemetery
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: PJH / Angelbird
Record added: Feb 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104695165
Janice H <i>Austin</i> Cunningham
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Janice H <i>Austin</i> Cunningham
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Janice H <i>Austin</i> Cunningham
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- Valenciaღ Asiaღ Angel of Mine💕
 Added: Aug. 8, 2016
Dear Aunt Jan. Thinking of you today on your birthday. A life well lived giving love and time to others.
- PJH / Angelbird
 Added: Jul. 22, 2016

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