Janice (Jan) Johnson, age 74, died on Saturday, September 28th, 2019 in the city of her birth, Coeur d’Alene, ID. Jan was born April 10, 1945 to Ted and Mabel Foss and was the youngest of two children. She studied various instruments, including the piano, violin, and clarinet. After graduating from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1963, she attended Idaho State University and later North Idaho College as a nursing student. Jan married James (Jim) Johnson in 1971 and had a daughter, Janaira, in 1977. Jan pursued many interests including horseback riding and fishing in the years she and her family lived on Pend O’Reille Lake. She and her husband Jim relocated to Darby, MT in 1995, where they made many friends and Jan took up a career in real estate while establishing her own business, the Montana Trading Company, with her best friend and business partner, BJ Drummond. Jan and her husband moved back to the area in 2018 in order to be closer to family. Jan loved to have fun, play rummy and laugh with her friends and family. She will be greatly missed. Left to honor Jan and remember her love are her husband of 48 years, Jim Johnson, her children Tami Johnson, Jessica (Mike) Webster, Jane Rufenacht, and Janaira (Ruben) Morales; brother-in-law Richard (Sharon) Johnson and sister-in-law Charlotte Hitter as well as many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Jan was preceded in death by her parents and brother Gary Foss.
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