Janice passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends, on October 14, 2015. She was eighty-one years old.
Janice was the first child of Dallas Johnston and Clutha Layton Harvey. She attended Mesa schools and was May Queen of Irving School in the eighth grade. She attended high school in Farmington, New Mexico and graduated from Durango High School in Colorado. She was popular and well-liked by her peers.
Janice was married to Stan Austin and together they had five children. As a stay at home mom she immersed herself in her children’s activities and she epitomized her role as “super-mom.”
She had many interests and hobbies. She loved music, was an excellent seamstress, and was an avid sports fan. She had a keen knowledge of sports trivia, which she shared with her husband Newell. Anyone who knew Janice soon found out that her greatest pride and joy were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Janice is preceded in death by her parents and two children, Diana Kay Austin and John William Austin. She is survived by her husband Newell S. Webb; siblings Carroll (Kelda) Johnston of Las Vegas, NV; Betty J. Lamoreaux of Mesa, AZ, Glenn D. (Maxine) Johnston of Bayfield, CO. She is also survived by her children Robert (Connie) Austin of Rockwall, TX, Mark (Lori) Austin of Grand Junction, CO, Connie (Hal) Schoo of Gilbert, AZ; stepchildren Mike (Chelli) Webb of Tucson, AZ, Susan (Steve) Allvin of Tucson, AZ; fourteen grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.
Services will be held Saturday, October 17 at the Stonebridge LDS Chapel, 7752 E. McDowell Rd. Mesa, AZ 85207 at 10:00am. Viewing will be held one hour prior to service. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Hospice of the Valley-Lund Home.