Janice Stier passed away suddenly on May 3, 2018. She grew up in Greensfork, Indiana and moved as a teenager with her family to Richmond, Indiana where she met the love of her life Dale, they were neighbors. They married in 1958, had three children and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in August, 1970. She worked for AT&T. She was loved by everyone who knew her. Her house was the one all the kids gathered at. She loved a house full of kids. They all called her mom and she loved being mom to everyone. She loved her family, her friends, the Cardinals, The D-Backs; she has had D-Backs season tickets from the very first season and still does. She got to walk on the field in April and was telling everyone about it, she was so happy!!!! At home football games she was a tailgater with Tillman’s Troups. She was a true Arizona fan, she would let you know it if you put her teams and/or State down. She loved to travel. We had just gotten back from a long weekend trip to Las Vegas, she loved Vegas and she loved Myrtle Beach, SC. She always looked forward to the family Myrtle Beach trips. Everyone who knew her will love and miss her every day. She is in Heaven with dad, Dale E Stier, her parents, Clarence and Mary Hiday, her sister Kathy Keith and all of her beloved Aunts and Uncles. She leaves behind her daughters Cathy & Bob Powell, Diana & Steve Caster, her son Dale E Stier II, her granddaughter Paige Caster, two sisters Janet Richardson of Richmond, IN and Charlotte Mahin of Phoenix. She also leaves many nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews. There will be an open house Celebration of Life on Saturday, June 30th 11:00 to 4:30 P.M. so all may come and share memories. It will be at her house. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for location. Condolences may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com
Janice was one of the sweetest, kindest and loveliest women I’ve ever known. I am so sorry for all the family she loved so and about whom she always spoke with great love. Her untimely death brings shock and great sorrow to everyone who knew her. Goodbye, Janice. I will miss you.
Thoughts and prayers to the family.
Dean and Valorie Wise
My wife Denise and I were so sorry to hear that Janice passed. Obviously we were surprised, as Janice’s passing was so unexpected. We were both looking forward to seeing her at the Hiday family reunion later this year, as we have for many years. It did make us realize how we take for granted that we will see the people we love and care about “Next Time” and how we should be more opened about sharing our feelings for them when we are with them. Over the years we had great conversations and lots of laughs together. In particular, I remember last summer enjoying a breakfast with Janice and her sister Charlotte and drawing in a little closer to them and knowing them both a little better. Our only regrets are not giving her a big hug and telling her how much we appreciate her being in our lives.
Our deepest sympathies go to Janice’s children, her sisters Janet and Charlotte, the rest of the family and all of her friends.
Love Rick & Denise
Loved your Mom. She was always open and friendly. Loved that you all went on vacations together. She had a zeal for life that was inspiring and fun to be around. I will always remember our good times at the Onion and in Myrtle Beach. So sorry for your loss. God Bless you all.
So heartbreaking. You all are in my thoughts. I’m traveling right now but let me know if you need anything and I’ll try to help.
Laura C. Biever
To the Family of Janice Stier: She loved her family. It was a huge family because, as you say, she was Mom to so many of us. You have my deepest, most heartfelt sympathy. and I have so many fond memories. I was lucky enough to be included in dozens of family get-togethers including lots of Super Bowl parties, pre-theater drinks, Christmas parties, and even Easter dinner this last April, and I was one of those kids who got to hang out at the house all the time back in the day. I always felt so welcome. I love that this picture was taken at the House of Tricks where we all enjoyed lunch together before Cinderella. You have so many fun times to remember. We are all heartbroken now, but the sweet memories will be with us forever. Blessings.
Gigi Gray Chadwick
My heart goes out to Janice’s family. She is a kind and generous spirit and a spirited kind of being. I remember learning how to make enchiladas at your house ( I was a transplant from Ohio). Cathy hosted a wedding shower at your house for me. I brought my baby , Alex to visit with y’all from Oregon. You were always so welcoming and hospitable!
I will join in celebrating your memory on June 30th, if not in person, then in spirit. Sending love to your family.
Jan was my best friend in Phoenix when we worked together and retired together, I will miss her terribly. She was always happy,funny and a joy to be around. She loved her family, you could tell by the way she talked about them and was looking forward to her reunion. She shared with me love of gambling and go to the beach. What a great lose. My sympathy to her kids Cathy , Diane and Dale and the rest of her family and friends. My heart is broken along with so many others. Taken to soon. Rest in peace my dear friend.