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Janet Lou Ray

December 14, 1940 ~ February 4, 2013
February 13,
Janet Lou Ray, 72, passed away peacefully February 4, 2013, near Sandpoint. Funeral services will be held at the Bonners Ferry Seventh-Day Adventist Church at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 17.

Janet was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, December 14, 1940. Her parents, Ray and Ruth (De Boer) Hanson, bought a grain truck and turned it into a modern day covered wagon and moved the family to Bonners Ferry from Weeping Water, Nebraska.

When they arrived in town they were greeted by the flood of 1948.

They made their home in the Copeland/Porthill area, where the kids grew up and went to school. While attending Bonners Ferry High School, Janet met Phillip Ray and they were married in 1959.

Janet and Phillip had three children, Russell Ray, Vickie (Alan) Hamilton, and Rhonda (David) Abeyta.

After Janet and Phillip divorced she worked at the Restorium. She later moved to California and studied to become an in-home care giver. She worked in California and Washington for a short time.

Janet returned to Bonners Ferry and retired. Janet had a love for animals and the most recent was her dog, Scooter.

Janet was very giving and active in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. Janet past away peacefully on February 4th, 2013.

Along with her children and grandchildren, Janet is survived by her sister Carolyn Dinning, twin brother James Hanson brother Edward Hanson and half-sister Laurel Avery.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents and former husband. In lieu of flowers the family would like donations to go to the Bonners Ferry Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Family and friends are invited to sign Janet’s book at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bonners Ferry Funeral Home.