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Janice A. Luker

January 18, 1943 — May 27, 2023

Janice Allene (Davis) Luker, age 80, of Twin Falls/Wendel, Idaho area passed away May 27, 2023 at Syringa Place in Twin Falls Idaho. Janice was born January 18, 1943, in Woodward Oklahoma. Janice was the youngest of 3 children to LeRoy Ned Davis and Katie Eloise Reppeto Davis. After the death of her parents, at the age of 11 she moved from Oklahoma with her brothers Don “Ducky” Davis and William “Bill” Davis and was raised by her Uncle Jess and Aunt Edna Davis in Kimberly Idaho. Janice attended school in Kimberly Idaho and graduated in 1961. Janice married Tom Hoshaw in 1963 in which they had 2 daughters, Linda and Billie Dawn, and raised Tom’s 2 children, Gene and Tina from a previous marriage. They later divorced. Janice raised her 2 daughters as a single parent until she met the love of her life, Ronald Ivan Luker they married in 1975. With that union brought more children. Together they welcomed their son, Corey to their mixed family. Janice and Ron enjoyed dancing together, fishing and packing all the kids up and heading out for a family drive. Janice always looked forward to the yearly trip to Ron’s family cabin near Yellowstone National Park. She also loved listening to Ron play the piano. Janice lost her love and was widowed on June 21, 1994 and never remarried. Janice retired from Lamb Weston after 30 plus years. She and her older brothers remained very close throughout their lives. She remained close with her husband (Ron’s) family. In 2013 Janice flew to Anchorage Alaska to visit her brother Bill’s wife, Lorraine and their daughter, Kathy and her family. This was the 1 st time Janice had ever flown in an airplane and it was her last. She enjoyed her visit with Lorraine, Kathy and her family. Janice enjoyed camping with her kids. Often, she joined Brad; Billie and Corey; Marie on their family camping trips, where she enjoyed the quietness of nature and wildlife. Janice enjoyed reading various books (probably every Western book written),crossword puzzles, crocheting, and putting puzzles together until her eyesight failed her. She belonged to a local bowling league in her younger years where she enjoyed her time with her second cousin Barbara Brady. Janice and Barbara were raised together more like sisters. Janice spent time with her dear friend Ruby (Tutty) Griggs traveling wherever the two would go. They always had a story to tell of their adventures. Janice was kind hearted, quiet and humble. Janice had a special kindness for kids in general. She welcomed in all the random teenagers her own children brought home, graciously treating them as her own.Janice was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She built long lasting relationships with her children and grands. Janice was proceeded in death by her husband Ronald Luker, her parents, LeRoy and Katie Davis, both brothers, Donald “Ducky” Davis and William “Bill” Davis, Gene Hoshaw and Tina Kepner, Don Luker, One Great Granddaughter Kaitlynn Anthoney. Jess and Edna Davis, the aunt and uncle who raised her. Her close cousin Barbara Brady and several other cousins and relatives. Janice is survived by her daughter Linda (Mike) Anthoney, daughter Billie Dawn (Brad) Davis, son Corey (Marie) Luker, Granddaughter, Jessica Luper whom she raised and 14 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren. Sister-in-Law, Lorraine Davis, niece Kathy Davis-Tubbs and several extended family members and friends. A special thanks is given to Syringa Place, Harrison Hope Hospice and the Office of Aging. Celebration of Life will be held June 10, 2023, at Kimberly City Park, Monroe St. W. & Ash St. Kimberly Idaho from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. To view a video tribute of Janice, please click this link: https://www.tributeslides.com/tributes/preview/DSSK99X5P7KCBC43
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