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Janice Langum

November 23, 1928 ~ September 24, 2019 (age 90)


Janice Lorene Langum, 90 of Fruita, CO formerly of Brookings, SD passed away Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Hope West Care Center, Grand Junction, CO.  Funeral Services will be 11:00am Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Sinai Lutheran Church, Sinai, SD.  Visitation will be from 10:00am until the time of services Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Sinai Lutheran Church, Sinai, SD.  Rude’s Funeral home is assisting the family with the arrangements.  The family wishes memorials be directed to Hope West Care Center, 3090 North 12th Street #B Grand Junction, CO 81506 or Colorado Discover Ability 601 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction, Co 81501.


Janice Lorene Porter was born November 23, 1928 in Milbank, SD, the daughter of Mark Ernest and Neva May (Dodge) Porter.  She grew up and attended school in Milbank, SD, graduating from Milbank High School.


Janice married Allan Quail in 1951.  They raised their children in South Dakota, Colorado, and Connecticut, during which time Janice enjoyed sewing, sharing her skill with her family for years.  She loved cooking delicious meals for family and friends, celebrating life’s special moments.  She spent a couple of summers as Camp Cook at the Easter Seal camp on the Grand Mesa.  After Allan’s passing, Janice married Glen Langum in 1987, and spent 17 years on the farm in Sinai, adding the Langum family to her circle of life.  She was President of the Sinai Altar Guild and a member of the Red Hat Society in Brookings.  Throughout her life, Janice enjoyed reading, playing games and putting together puzzles with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Bridge, Dominoes, and Skipbo were also favorites with family and friends.   Shopping and ice cream were favorites too.


Janice was a person who is fondly remembered by all for her ability to make them laugh.


Janice is survived by her 4 children, Janelle McHugh, Kristin Hilliard, Todd Quail and Tom Quail; 9 grandchildren, Shenae Dolan, Elizabeth and Edward Hilliard, Ben, Jacob and Caity Quail, Cassie Dobson, Kristina McDonough and Taylor Quail;  14 Great Grandchildren, Evelynn Dolan, Parkes, Taylan and Breylee Quail, Emma, Chloe Everett, Abbie and Cameron Dobson, Ethen Quail, Lily and Hunter McDonough and Briar and Hattie Quail; also survived by 3 step-children, Jerome, Don and Brian Langum; 6 step-grandchildren, Tommy, Chris, Tanner, Lindy, Leigh, Eric and Genna Langum.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Mark and Neva Porter, her 1st husband, Allan E. Quail; her 2nd husband, Glen J. Langum; her grandson, Joshua Dodge Quail, son of Thomas Dodge Quail and all 7 of her older siblings.

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