Hoye, Janice K. 1947-2021 Scottsdale, Arizona | Obituary


SCOTTSDALE, Arizona – Janice Kay Hoye was born January 25, 1947 and died October 7, 2021. She died among her family in Scottsdale, Arizona, at Sherman House Hospice, as a result of her battle with cancer.

Janice is survived by her 49-year-old husband Steven E Hoye of New River, Arizona. Janice had three children: Yvonne Hoye (deceased after birth) Dustin Hoye of Little Suamico, Wisconsin, Nicholis Hoye of Tempe, Arizona, and her stepdaughter, Ellen Garrett of Inverness, Scotland. She also had five grandchildren and two younger brothers, Jack Gould of Savannah, Missouri, and Jay Gould of St. Joseph.

Janice was a devoted wife and mother, who also loved her grandchildren deeply. She was born in St. Anthony, Idaho, to parents, Roy and Margie Gould. They then moved to Saint-Joseph when she was still a young child, where she grew up, during her early years of college. Janice attended Lafayette High School and Missouri Western University. After college, she worked in Vendo while living in Independence, Missouri. Janice met her husband, and it was love at first sight. After just 6 weeks of dating, they got married in Miami, Oklahoma. Janice then worked with disabled children for several years and eventually as a gifted children’s teaching assistant until her retirement.

Janice and Steven have lived in Independence most of their lives together, apart from a brief move to Englewood, Colorado, when the boys were young, for Steve’s job in commercial construction. They returned to Independence after a few years, where Dustin and Nicholis were raised, attending college. Janice and Steve then moved to Tijeras, New Mexico, in 2004 and then to New River, Arizona, in 2007, where they have been for 14 years. Janice loved cruise ships and travel. She was lucky enough to have visited 65 foreign countries and / or territorial islands. Her favorite activities were flying with her husband, Steve, both in an airplane and in a hot air balloon. She also enjoyed going to the movies, attending dinner shows, and seeing shows in Las Vegas, Nevada. Janice was also very active in her local Bible study group.

One of Janice’s most treasured pastimes was visiting the waterfalls and watching the sunsets, whether over the ocean or on evening car rides in the convertible, with her husband. She could strike up a conversation with anyone she met, as she was always a very caring and loving person. Janice will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Janice Hoye will be cremated at the Hansen Mortuary in Scottsdal. and transported to the Rupp funeral home in Saint-Joseph. Visitations will be on November 6, 2021, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., followed by a funeral service. Janice will be buried at Armstrong Cemetery in Rushville, Missouri, alongside her daughter, Yvonne.

The family would prefer donations rather than flowers to the Cancer Research Center on Janice’s behalf.

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