Maria Kay “Gia” Janzen

Maria Kay “Gia” Janzen

Birth
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Death 6 Nov 2012 (aged 47)
Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 100708455 · View Source
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Maria K. JANZEN (07/23/1965 - 11/06/2012)
(Age 47)

Was a happy go lucky, live your life kinda gal. Like her father, no one was a stranger; she treated everyone like a long lost friend. Her greatest gift in life was always trying to help people and animals. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother; doing all she could to support, love and protect those she loved. To her friends and family, her laughter was her trademark. You could hear it anywhere and know who it was without even seeing her. Although it will be a little quieter around here; it will be that much louder in Heaven.

Maria Kay Janzen entered this world on July 23rd, 1965 to Herb and Terry Janzen in Ritzville, WA. She was the youngest of six children. To us, she was Gia and sometimes the Gia Monster.

She died unexpectedly on the early morning of November 6th, 2012 in Ritzville.

She grew up in Ritzville and graduated from Ritzville High School in 1983. On September 28th, 1983, Maria and Duane welcomed their daughter Nicole Bailes into their lives. Maria married Duane Bailes on October 24th, 1984 in Portland, OR. Maria and Duane were married nine years.

In 1993 Maria met Simon Tedrow, they were married on December 1st, 1996. They were married for three years.

Maria would then live the rest of her days in Ritzville, WA.

On May 5th, 2000 she met Mark Anderson and together they were raising his daughter Hannah. They continued their life together until her untimely death.

She leaves behind a loving daughter, Nicole Bailes and future son-in-law, Mike Stromberger; two grandchildren: Taylor Davey and Jonathan Stromberger; her parents: Herb and Terry Janzen, sisters: Chris (Roger) Smith and Debi (Thomas) Balfe; brothers: Orris (Teresa) Janzen and Leslie (Carolyn) Janzen; many nieces, nephew; her companion Mark Anderson and his daughter Hannah Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her brother Ronald Janzen and grandparents Peter and Mary Janzen.

Memorial Services are scheduled for Saturday November 17, 2012 at Danekas Funeral Home 207 E Main in Ritzville at 11:00 AM. Private inurnment is planned at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Maria K. Janzen Memorial Fund, for her grandchildren, at any US Bank. DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY-RITZVILLE is entrusted with arrangements.

Published in Spokesman-Review from November 14 to November 15, 2012


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  • Created by: Penny Lee
  • Added: 14 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100708455
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maria Kay “Gia” Janzen (23 Jul 1965–6 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100708455, citing Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Penny Lee (contributor 46805564) .