September 29, 1934 — September 6, 2017

Janice “Jan” Bethell passed away peacefully at Samaritan Albany Hospital on September 6, 2017 from a sudden stroke.

Jan was a full time homemaker, living on a small farm and had her hands full raising her three boys.

Jan’s greatest loves were her family, friends and pets. Jan loved watching her kids and grandkids participate in sporting events.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, crossword puzzles and sports

Her love and compassion impacted those who had the privilege of meeting her. She will be fondly remembered, greatly missed and never forgotten.

Janice was born in Hill City, Kansas on September 29, 1934 to Wendel Clack and Emma (Desmarteau) Clack. The family moved to Oregon in 1944.

Janice graduated from Albany Union High School in 1951.

The Clack family lived at Camp Adair where Jan met her future husband, Norman Bethell. They married in 1953 and were four days shy of celebrating their 40th Anniversary when Norm passed.

Jan is preceded in death by husband, Norman Bethell; parents Wendel and Emma Clack; and brother Galen Clack.

Survivors include her sons, Randy of Albany, Cory and wife Karen of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Jason and wife Lisa of Albany; daughter-in-law Kim of Scio; brother Stanley Clack and wife Josette of Greenbrier Tennessee; grandchildren Taylor and wife Kate, Whitney and partner Dakota, Jaren, Jillian and husband Rick, Stephanie, Jeremy, Scott and great-grandchildren, Azaleah, Fraser and Elizabeth.

A celebration of life will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 11 at the Benton County Clubhouse in Adair Village.

In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation to SafeHaven Humane Society in Janice’s honor. Donations can be sent in care of Fisher Funeral Home 306 Washington ST SW, Albany OR 97321.

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