Janice Joy Gilbreath-Glenn, age 80, of Butte, Montana, passed away on January 23, 2024. She was born to Thomas Jefferson Gilbreath and Selma Glad on February 19th, 1943, in Seattle, Washington. Janice grew up in Butte and had a deep connection to the community she called home.
After earning her high school diploma, Janice pursued further education and obtained a 2-year certificate college degree. She began a career as a medical records coder at Warm Springs, where she dedicated 30 years of her life before retiring. Janice not only excelled in her work but also fostered strong relationships with her co-workers, driving herself and carpooling with various colleagues throughout the years.
Janice’s life took on a new chapter when she married Michael Lee Glenn on August 20th, 1990, in Butte, Montana. Their love and partnership were a source of strength and happiness for both of them. Sadly, their time together was cut short when Michael passed away on March 30th, 2023. Janice cherished their memories and held onto the love they shared.
Beyond her professional life, Janice had a love for a wide variety of books and was an avid reader throughout her life. Additionally, she found joy in nature, particularly as an avid fly fisherwoman and camper. Wise River was a cherished place for her; she spent countless hours pursuing these passions here.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Michael Lee Glenn.
Janice is survived by her daughters, Roberta “Robin” (James) Sumner and Shawna Isaacson; stepdaughter, Kiomi Glenn (Michael) Burkes; stepson, Naga Tenaka; older sister, Dorothy Bowen of Bremerton, WA; grandchildren, Charisma Scott, Uriah Isaacson, Robert Gee, Adam Gee, and Tyrel Gee; and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Janice will be remembered for her adventurous spirit and her passion for music, nature, and literature. She leaves behind a legacy of love and a zest for life that will forever be cherished by her family.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held March8, 2023 for Janice at 12:00 P.M., with family speaking beginning at 1:00 P.M., at the McQueen Club, 3250 Hecla St., Butte, Montana, 59701.
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Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Janice and her family.