Janice Marie (Nelson) Hickman

August 20, 1960 - June 18, 2014 Janice Hickman of Sutherlin, OR passed away from a tragic car accident in Flagstaff, AZ on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the age of 53. Her son, who was also in the car, passed away at the time of the accident.

Two viewings will be held at Baird Memorial Chapel located at 16468 Finley Butte Rd in La Pine: Friday, June 27, 2014, 3:00-5:00PM, and on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 9:00-11:00 A.M. A Graveside Service will be held on Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:00 P.M. at La Pine Community Cemetery located at the end of Reed Rd in La Pine.

Janice was born on August 20, 1960 to Gaylord and Ada Pauline (Arnold) Nelson in Reno, NV. She grew up with two brothers and two sisters.

On August 26, 1989 Janice married Gregory Alan Hickman in Reno, NV. They were blessed with three sons and one daughter. Janice worked as a caregiver for the elderly at adult foster care homes, and was a Nail Technician. She was a Member of the Camas Valley Christian Fellowship and the Sutherlin Family Church. She enjoyed volunteering for church and community. She loved the color purple, oil painting, gardening, sewing, horseback riding, collecting pigs, and spending time with her grandkids and family.

Survivors include her husband of 24 years Greg Hickman; two sons, Audleigh (wife Angelia) and Axcyl (wife Ellie) Hickman; her daughter, Andrea (husband Deke) DeMars; her mother, Ada Pauline (Arnold) Nelson; her brother Jeff (wife Glenda) Nelson; her two sisters, Carol Snyder and Jerri (husband Robert) Gardner; and four grandchildren, Bryce and Tyler DeMars, and Leah and Aydreann Hickman. She is preceded in death by her son, Amoz Hickman; son-in-law, Layne “Pokey” Fugate; her father, Gaylord Nelson; and brother, Joe Nelson.

Baird Memorial Chapel in La Pine is honored to serve Mrs. Hickman’s family.


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