Janice Louise Schurman
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April 9, 1945 ˜ October 4, 2018

Janice Schurman, of Portland, Oregon, passed away on October 4th due to Alzheimer’s at the age of 73. She was born April 9, 1945 to parents Clyde and Mildred Schurman of Woodland, Washington. Janice grew up in Woodland where she graduated high school. She later attended the University of Colorado graduating with a BA in psychology.
In 1968 she became a case worker with the Washington Department of Social and Health Services helping children in foster care. She remained there for several years before deciding to attend law school. She graduated in1988, becoming a member of both the Oregon and Washington Bar. Working as an Assistant Attorney General for Washington State, she continued to handle cases concerning child neglect, foster care, as well as litigating adult family home issues. In 1997, until retirement, she returned to work for the Washington Department of Social and Health Services where she handled all statewide litigation concerning adult family homes. Janice’s lifetime concern for the welfare of children and elder citizens made her a very special person to so many.
Janice loved to travel, with many trips to Mexico and Europe. She was particularly partial to the wine regions of France. She loved her wine! She also enjoyed spending time at the Portland Zoo where she worked as a volunteer for over 25 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Janice is survived by her sister, Linda (Arnold) Wyttenberg; brother, Gerald Schurman; brother, Roger (Beckie) Schurman; and son, David Harvey, all of whom will miss her very much. Linda, Gerald and Roger would also like to give a very special thank you to Arnie and Beckie for all the help and support you have given so selflessly to Clyde and Millie’s kids, again.
A graveside service will be held at 10a.m., Saturday, October 13th at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, 1101 NE 112th Ave., Vancouver, WA, with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in her name can be made to the Washington State Alzheimer’s Association.
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Published in The Columbian on Oct. 11, 2018.
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December 13, 2018
Fred, so sorry for your loss.
We will miss Janice.

Helen and the crew at East Side Physical Therapy
Helen/East Side Physical Therapy
October 16, 2018
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to your entire family. Please know that the God of all comfort has loving concern for you at this time, at Psalm chapter 34 verse 18. I know you will miss your precious loved one every day, may God give you strength, peace and loving memories. Ann Smith
October 15, 2018
I'm so sorry to hear that Janice is gone. I always enjoyed my conversations with her as a beauty provider. I went to her parents estate sale and will cherish the item that I got there and think of Janice when I see it.
Joan Gilbert
October 12, 2018
So sorry to hear of Janice's passing. Our friendship goes back many years to her arrival at DSHS in 1968. We had fun adventures, particularly sailing the San Juan's and visiting Janice in St Petersburg, Florida with our young children. We were able to maintain a strong connection through the years. Good by old friend.
October 12, 2018
So sorry to learn of Janice's passing. We've been friends for many years going back to her arrival at DSHS in 1968. We've had some fun adventures particularly sailing the San Juan's and visiting her in St Petersburg, Florida. We managed to keep a strong connection through the years. Good by old friend. Ken and Barbara Warren
October 12, 2018
Janice was a very special lady. I had the privilege to be a co-worker in Lacey when she worked for Residential Care Services. We had dozens upon dozens of conversations about proper sanctions to impose on providers not giving care required by state regulations. She was a great sounding board and a strong advocate for residents in RCS care settings. I cried tears when she retired as she was also a great personal support. She left a legacy of caring. My condolences to all her family.
Linda Ronco
October 11, 2018
Sincerest condolences on your loss of a very caring lady.
Janet Crawford
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