Janice Sparling passed away in a local nursing home on Thursday, July 5, 2018, surrounded by her family and friends.
She was born in Alta, Iowa to Archie and Irene Rees on September 28, l936. She graduated from high school and secretarial school. She met her husband and love of her life, Russell Sparling, on a blind date. They had three children and she was a stay at home mom for many years. After retiring from the Idaho State Tax Commission, she traveled extensively, spoiled her grandchildren, and did volunteer work for Whitney Friends Church.
She was pre-deceased by her grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, sister, Delores; brother, Leroy Rees; and brother-in-law, Wayne Sparling. She is survived by her husband, her brother-in-law, George Glau; her sister-in-law, Lavaune Rees; her daughter, Susan Sparling, her sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Terry Sparling, and Mark and Vlasta Sparling, and numerous nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Monday, July 9, 2018 from 4:00-6:00 pm and funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 10:00 am with visitation one hour prior to the service at Bowman Funeral Parlor, 10254 W. Carlton Bay, Garden City, Idaho. Private family interment will be at the Idaho State Veteran’s Cemetery.