Tamra Margaret Janovich

1958 - 2012

Tamra Margaret Janovich, 54, returned to her Heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, after a 2½-year battle with cancer. She died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving husband, John; her children, grandchildren and her mother.

Tamra was born on July 21, 1958, in San Jose, Calif., to Thomas Boyle Jr. and Wanda Alice Cole Boyle. She married John Louis Janovich on March 17, 1984. He was the love of her life. They were blessed with five children. They have two beautiful grandchildren.

Tamra was an avid quilter and crafter. She enjoyed camping and fishing with her family. She was always willing to help others with a warm and giving heart. She was quick to smile and her laugh was infectious.

Tamra is survived by her husband, John Louis; daughters, Ashley Marie (Anthony) Razzolini and Shelby Alice of Waitsburg; her son, William Cole (Larrissa) Janovich; and grandchildren, Landen and Kynlee of Moses Lake, Wash; her mother, Wanda of Waitsburg; her sister, Tawny Doyle of Cupertino, Calif.; her niece, Melissa Molina of San Jose, Calif. She was preceded in death by a son, Steve Louis; and a daughter, Lindsey; her father, Thomas; her brother, W. Troy Boyle; and sisters, Marsha Adele Gamble and Tanya Ann Boyle.

The memorial funeral service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Dayton, with Bishop Sean Milligan officiating. Interment will be at 2 p.m. at the Waitsburg City Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center through the Herring Groseclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla. Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.herringgroseclose.com.
Tamra’s passing has left a hole in our hearts and our lives. We will miss her joyous laughter and smile.

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