Janice Jay (Jaremko) Vice
Janice Jay (Jaremko) Vice was born September 27, 1940 to Joseph & Florence (Robinson) Jaremko in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Janice attended local schools, got her first pony (as she always wanted to be a “cowboy”), and won a local beauty contest while in high school. At 17 she moved to Santa Monica, California where she worked as a model. At age 19 she married and had her only child, Connie, in 1960. In about 1966, Jan, her then husband, and Connie settled in the Seattle, Washington area, where she decided it was the best place in the country to raise her daughter.
In 1969 while working at Boeing in Renton, she met Irvin Vice. They married in 1970 and resided in Redmond. There she had many good friends and several horses, dogs and cats. In 1979 she made a trip to Kentucky to buy her first Thoroughbred mares, and there began her and Irv’s business of raising “race” horses.
She loved to travel and made trips to Europe. In 1997 Jan and Irv moved to Oak Harbor where she could see the ocean, the Olympic mountains and hear the jets up above their home.
She had many friends there and a great love for all animals, especially her dogs. Her “best friend” Sparky passed away in March 2013 – a sorrow she never recovered from. Jan had many serious and debilitating health problems over the years.
She passed away peacefully at Whidbey General Hospital on October 20, 2015 following complications from a stroke, with her husband and daughter by her side. She’ll always be remembered as the most caring, vivacious, funny and outward going person one could ever meet. She will be sorely missed, but never forgotten!
She leaves behind her husband Irvin Vice, daughter Connie Ramsey (Scott), sisters Sherry MacDonald (Alex) and Bonnie Quino (Albert), several nieces and nephews, and a world of friends. In lieu of flowers, suggested donations could be made in her memory to the ASPCA, one of her many favorite animal charities.