Janice J. Douglas-Best, Mohave Valley, AZ (1949-2014)
March 15, 1949 - November 18, 2014
Janice J. Douglas-Best, age 65, of Mohave Valley, AZ, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at Solari Hospice Care in Las Vegas, NV. She was born March 15, 1949, in Dodgeville, WI, the daughter of Charles V. “Jim” and Delores (Burgess) Douglas. Janice graduated from Warren High School in Warren, IL, in 1967. She received her CNA Certificate from Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI. Janice grew up in Southwest Wisconsin, and later moved to Janesville, WI, where she owned and operated Southside Rest Home until 2000. She was united in marriage to Miles Best in 1972, he preceded her in death in August of 2007. Janice was later united in marriage to Patrick J. Sammartino in Las Vegas, NV. Janice then shared her time between Arizona and California. Janice enjoyed rummaging, crocheting, clipping coupons, playing cards, bowling, flipping houses, and fishing in Sarona, WI, at her cabin.
Janice is survived by two children, Todd (Jackie) Ebert of Milwaukee, WI, and Tonya (Bill) Patten of Verona, WI; seven grandchildren: Eric and Justin Mahutga, Stacy and Sean Schultz, Jessica Hohner, and Madelyn and Brady Patten; three great-grandchildren: Adrian and Emersyn Fieldhack and Jayden Schultz; and four brothers: Donald (Barb) Douglas of Siren, WI, Richard (Millie) Douglas of Monticello, WI, Jeff Douglas of Janesville, WI, and Randy Douglas of Princeton, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Patrick, on May 6, 2002; and one great-grandson, Cameron Weske.
A funeral service will be held Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, at 11 a.m. at ERICKSON FUNERAL HOME, 508 Main Street in Darlington, with Rev. Larry Hakes of Darlington United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Union Grove Cemetery in Darlington. A visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.ericksonfuneralhome.com. For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Janice’s name.