Janice Ellen (Johnson) Carlile slipped away on October 18, 2022 after a short decline in her health at the age of 89 years. She was born in Heber City, Utah on March 21, 1933 to James Leo Johnson and Lavina Harper and was the second of three children. She grew up with a love of reading and often told the story of reading “Little Women” cover to cover when she was in the second grade. Her teacher didn’t believe she had done it until Janice could tell her the entire story and then read from any of the pages in the book. Her love of learning was evident as she thrived on knowledge she gained both in school and the world around her.
Janice fell in love and was sealed to Frederick Glen Carlile on June 5, 1953 in the Manti Utah Temple. He was a marvelous dancer and “very pretty”. They are the parents of five children: Denese, Alan Glen, Mark James, Julie, and Brian Frederick. After Glen received his Master’s Degree of Science from Arizona State University, the family settled in Fremont, California and called it home for more than 50 years. Glen and Janice loved living in Fremont, making many friends and having adventures together.
Janice enjoyed finding bargains and locating ‘outlet’ stores in the San Francisco area. She ultimately spent so much time at the Gunnie Sack dress outlet that they hired her as an employee. This connection provided several of her children with regular employment during their High School/College years. Many referred to her as the “Gunnie Lady”. Together with Glen, they also built a tax business forming relationships/friendships with their clients which have continued even in recent years.
Janice was a lifelong and faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many Stake and Ward callings. At any given activity, they were the first to arrive to help set up and the last to leave to help clean. Janice and Glen spent over forty years serving in the Oakland Temple and Oakland Family History Center. They also served many years as service missionaries to the Laotian Branch in Alameda California.
Janice had the ability to make any experience an adventure and loved to retell the stories of these adventures. She also loved visiting new places and meeting new people. People were drawn to her for her fun and optimistic personality. She had practical, common sense and was often sought for advice and counsel.
She had the gift of determination—when she decided she wanted to accomplish something, she worked at it until she figured it out. This manifest itself as she explored her various interests that because of her determination became significant talents. As an example, she was an accomplished cook, seamstress, potter, painter, quilter, and soap and lotion maker.
Janice died only 3 ½ weeks after the death of her beloved companion of 69 years. Her passing was quick, painless, and peaceful.
Janice is survived by her children: Alan Glen Carlile (Patti) of Brentwood, Tennessee; Mark James Carlile (Jonna) of Fremont, California; Julie Price (Gary) of Farmington, Utah; and Brian Frederick Carlile (Shelly) of West Jordan, Utah. She leaves behind a loving posterity of 18 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren. She is survived by her sister, Marion Hicks, of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Janice was preceded in death by Frederick Glen (husband), Denese (daughter), James Leo and Lavina (parents), James Lee /Jay Johnson (brother).
A Graveside service will be held at Heber City Cemetery on Saturday, November 5 at 11:00am.