Former Juneau resident Janice Micnhimer Reed Hill, of Cuba City, Wis., died Nov. 28, 2009, at The Finley Hospital in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 68.
She was born on June 16, 1941, in Reno, Ill., to Dwight and Mabel (Finke) Micnhimer. On Oct. 18, 1970, she moved with her family to Alaska, where she lived until her retirement from the state of Alaska in 1999.
During her career, she worked in private law and within the court system including the District Attorney and Attorney General's Office. After her retirement, she traveled for a short time, living in Alaska, Illinois and Wisconsin until her death.
Family and faith were her main priorities in life, along with the love she had for her dogs. She loved sewing, crafting and making quilts for her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a stillborn son, Thomas Andrew Reed Jr.; two sisters, Louise Jarman and Phyllis Mast; and a brother, Delbert Micnhimer.
Survivors include her husband, Ammon Hill, of Mountain Home, Ark.; two daughters, Beth Andes-Young and husband, Tim, of Cuba City, Wis., and Lori Buzzell and husband, Teil, of Juneau; a sister, Frances Brewer, of Greenville, Ill.; two brothers, Dwight Micnhimer, of Hillsboro, Ill., and Vallee Micnhimer and wife, Lucy, of Mohave Valley, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Danti, Tyne and Teilhard; a step-daughter, Ella-Leah Hill Neuman; two step-grandchildren, Callie and Zachary; and two step-great-grandchildren.
There will be no local visitation or services. A celebration of life will be held in Juneau after Jan. 1. There will also be a celebration of life in July 2010 in her childhood home of Hillsboro, Ill. Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City is in charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center, 8231 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801, or to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 2600 Network Blvd, Suite 300, Frisco, Texas 75034 (online donations may be submitted at www.nationalbreastcancer.org).
The family wishes to thank Dr. Schope and The Finley Hospital ICU staff for their compassion, care and understanding during the past 10 days. They also thank family, Pastors Gary and Neal and the Galena Bible Church family, and friends for their prayers, cards and visits. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.caseyfuneralhome.net.
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